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June 22, 2010
Charter revision session on Thursday
City councilors will take up proposed city changes next week that could include longer terms for elected officials.
The recommended changes from the Charter Revision Commission are slated for discussion at a 5:30 p.m. council meeting Thursday at City Hall.
If councilors back the commission’s report, its recommendations will wind up on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Voters will get the final say on whether to change the city government’s blueprint.
There are two significant overhauls to the charter included in the charter commission’s report: 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.