A final public hearing on proposed city charter changes is slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
The Charter Revision Commission plans to suggest two significant overhauls to the city government’s blueprint – increasing the terms of office for elected officials to four years instead of two and adding a requirement that mayors ensure performance evaluations are carried out for many top municipal officials.
A number of minor revisions are also on the table.
The hearing allows members of the public one last chance to sway the seven-member panel before it issues its report to the City Council. It is under orders to finish by June 1.
The most controversial item is the move to give mayors, city councilors, registrars and a few minor elected officers twice as long between elections.
Instead of running every two years, they would only have to face the voters every four years, if the proposal is ultimately approved.
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