Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Charter Review Information Session, Thursday, September 10

On Thursday, September 10 at 7:00PM there will be a meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers to shed further light on the City Charter ballot question. Over 2200 citizens of Newburyport have signed petitions calling for a review of the city charter. The question will appear on the ballot in November. If the question is approved by the voters, a 9-member commission will also be elected.

Attending the September 10 meeting will be Steve McGoldrick of the UMass Collins Center for Public Management. McGoldrick is an expert on options for structuring forms of city governance. The president of the Winthrop City Council, Tom Reilly, will also be attendance. Winthrop is a community that has recently gone through the charter review process.

The meeting will be purely informational, and will be covered by
local news outlets, including Port Media cable TV.

The public will be invited to ask questions regarding the Ballot Question, the Charter Commission or the review process.

Looking forward to seeing you on September 10, 7-9 PM in City Hall.

The Committee to promote City Charter Review
Ed Cameron
Judith Grohe
Hugh Kelleher
Bonnie Sontag
Chip Wyser

No comments: