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File #: 19-354    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 7/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Replacement Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee for Vacant District 1 Seat REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the appointment of an individual to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Bernadette Soares. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nomination and appointing one individual to the District 1 seat as a replacement on the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee.
Attachments: 1. Charter Review Roster.pdf, 2. Application of Stephanie Butticci.pdf

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

Title
SUBJECT: Approval of Replacement Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee for Vacant District 1 Seat

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers the appointment of an individual to the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Bernadette Soares.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nomination and appointing one individual to the District 1 seat as a replacement 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.

The Council 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 recruit for applicants with the use of newspaper publications, radio spots, a social media campaign, and connecting with local service groups and organizations.

At the May 20, 2019 Council Meeting, the City Council made appointments to the newly created Citizens Advisory Charter Review Comm...

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