Monday, August 4, 2008

Charter Commission Update

Posted By on Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Last week, the Charter Commission held their third-to-last meeting and, though they didn't vote on anything, power -- and who should have it -- seemed to be the question of the day.

Former judge George Brown wanted to restrict future charter commission members from holding other elected offices. Brown said that charter commission chair -- and City Council member -- Myron Lowery's knowledge and expertise was invaluable on certain issues, but seemed to suggest there could be a conflict of interest by serving on the two bodies.

For instance, Brown also wanted to discuss a provision that would prevent the City Council from altering the powers of the mayor.

To read more, visit In the Bluff.

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