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Meeting Date: 05/09/2023  
From: Stacy Saltzburg, City Clerk

2023 Charter Amendment Discussion
Council direction on amendments to advance to voters
Over the last few years, staff has identified a number of needed amendments to the Charter. Many of the amendments are administrative or technical and seek to update the Charter to align with current practices and changes in state law and remove antiquated provisions that are no longer relevant.

In February 2022 City Council gave direction for staff to convene an internal Charter Review Committee to review the amendments identified by staff and bring back a recommendation to Council for consideration. A committee was formed consisting of 15 staff members from across the organization. The committee met over the course of six months to review 34 amendments. Following discussion and deliberations 21 amendments are being presented to Council for consideration.
Following Council direction on the amendments to advance to the voters, staff will further refine and finalize the amendments and develop the official ballot language. A resolution will be presented to the Council before summer break to officially call a Special Election for November 7, 2023.

Attached is the ranking of the amendments as determined by the Charter Review Committee.
Recommended Charter Amendments
Current City Charter


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