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Meeting Name: Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/25/2019 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Published agenda: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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19-372 1  Consent ItemSUBJECT: Citizens Advisory Charter Review Minutes of July 9, 2019 REPORT IN BRIEF Approval of previously held meeting minutes for filing. RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - adopt a motion approving and filing the meeting minutes of July 9, 2019approvedPass Action details Not available
19-408 1  Report ItemSUBJECT: Continued Review, Discussion, and Recommendation Regarding Potential Modifications, if any, to Charter Section 402 Regarding City Council Compensation Including, but not Limited to, Increasing Council Compensation, Establishing a Salary Setting Commission, or Other Options Presented by the Committee Members REPORT IN BRIEF Consider a potential amendment to Charter section 402 to increase City Council compensation RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Recommending a change to Charter Section 402 regarding City Council Compensation (specify amount in motion) and directing staff to draft the appropriate language for final City Council Approval; or, B. Recommending no change to Charter Section 402 or current City Council compensation amounts.   Action details Not available
19-409 1  Report ItemSUBJECT: Continued Review, Discussion, and Recommendation Regarding Potential Modifications, if any, to Charter Section 400 which May Include, but is not Limited to, a Change to the Duration of the Mayoral Term, Number of Terms, and Eligibility Limitations REPORT IN BRIEF Considers changing the current Mayoral term length from 2 to 4 years and considers the number of terms for the Office of Mayor. RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Recommending a change to Charter Section 400 regarding the length and number of terms for the Office of Mayor and directing staff to draft the appropriate language for final approval by City Council; or, B Recommending no changes to Charter Section 400 regarding the Mayor’s term.   Action details Not available
19-410 1  Business ItemSUBJECT: Continued Review, Discussion, and Recommendation Regarding Potential Modifications, if any, to Charter Section 1118 Independent Audit Including, but not Limited to, Additional Transparency and/or Accountability Provisions REPORT IN BRIEF Review Charter Section 1118 Independent Audit RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Making a recommendation to the City Council to modify Charter Section 1118; or B. Making no changes to Charter Section 1118.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-427 1  Business ItemSUBJECT: Discussion on Article VII of the Merced City Charter to Potentially Add a Tax Transparency Commission Which Would be Charged with Oversight of Existing and Future Tax Measures REPORT IN BRIEF Allows for Charter Review Committee discussion on Article VII of the Merced City Charter to allow for the development of a Tax Transparency Commission as requested by Staff. RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Providing staff direction on the addition of a Tax Transparency Commission to Article VII of the Charter; or, B. Take no action   Action details Not available
19-419 1  Business ItemSUBJECT: Review, Discussion, and Recommendation Regarding Potential Modifications, if any, to Charter Section 1111 Competitive Bidding - Supplies, Materials, or Equipment Including, but not Limited to, the Local Vendor Preference REPORT IN BRIEF Allows for Committee discussion on Charter Section 1111 as requested by Committee Member O’Neill RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Providing staff direction on any suggested changes to Charter Section 1111; or, B. Take no actionapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-426 1  Business ItemSUBJECT: Review, Discussion, and Recommendation on Charter Sections 501, 604 and 605 Regarding Officers and Employees Including, but not Limited to, Eliminating Certain Financial Responsibilities from the Powers and Duties of the City Manager and Vesting them in the Finance Officer and Modifying the Reporting Structure Set Forth in Section 605 REPORT IN BRIEF Allows for Committee discussion on Charter Sections 501, 604, and 605 as requested by Committee Member Heller. RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Providing staff direction on any suggested changes to Charter Sections 501, 604 and 605; or, B. Take no action   Action details Not available
19-428 1  Business ItemSUBJECT: Discussion on Charter Sections 707 and Section 711 Regarding Planning Commission and Recreation and Parks Commission Appointments by District REPORT IN BRIEF Allows for Committee discussion on Charter Section 707 and 711 as requested by Staff RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion: A. Providing staff direction on any suggested changes to Charter Section 707 and 711; or, B. Take no action   Action details Not available
19-411 1  Business ItemSUBJECT: Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee Initiated Request to Review Charter Sections REPORT IN BRIEF Allows for review requests to be initiated by individual committee members. RECOMMENDATION Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee - Adopt a motion directing staff to add a Charter Section (specify section in motion) for full committee discussion and review at the next regular meeting.   Action details Not available