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File #: 19-259    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 5/20/2019 Final action: 5/20/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Appointments to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee with 6 Members by District and 3 Members in At-Large Seats REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the appointment of individuals to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nominations and appointing one individual to each of the six City Council Districts and three individuals to at-large seats on the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee.
Attachments: 1. Bernadette Soares Application_Redacted.pdf, 2. Wayne Eisenhart Application.pdf, 3. Dorothea White Application_Redacted.pdf, 4. Jeanne Johnson Application.pdf, 5. Kahlen Moody Application.pdf, 6. Casey Steed Application.pdf, 7. Peter Schuerman Application_Redacted.pdf, 8. Amelia Johnson Application_Redacted.pdf, 9. Tim Oneill Application_Redacted.pdf

Report Prepared by: John Tresidder, Assistant City Clerk, City Clerk's Office

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SUBJECT: Appointments to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee with 6 Members by District and 3 Members in At-Large Seats

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers the appointment of individuals to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nominations and appointing one individual to each of the six City Council Districts and three individuals to at-large seats on the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve and appoint individuals as recommended by staff; or,
2. Continue to a future meeting and direct staff to continue recruitment of applicants; or,
3. Deny the item.

AUTHORITY
City of Merced Charter, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Placing Charter Amendments on the March 2020 Primary Election.

DISCUSSION
At the March 18, 2019 City Council Meeting, Mayor Murphy brought forward an item to discuss possible amendments to the City Charter. Council directed staff to return with a timeline and list of milestones in order to place possible amendments on the March 2020 Primary Election.

At the April 1, 2019 City Council meeting, staff reported on a timeline and set of milestones that would need to be met in order to place possible Charter Amendments on the March 2020 Primary Election. At the same meeting, Council directed staff to begin the process that would lead to that end.

The Council also agreed at the April 1, 2019 meeting that a Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee should be used, similar to the last comprehensive Charter review in 2007. This committee would have the sole purpose to carry out the charge of the City Council in reviewing all or part of the City of Merced Charter and making a recommendation to the City Council when the task is complete.

At the City Council Meeting of April 15, 2019 Council discussed the makeup of the committee and directed staff to re...

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