Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Charter Commission Public Hearing--Wed, March 16 at 7PM

The Newburyport Charter Commission has released a preliminary report containing proposed changes in the city’s governance and management structure.

The Commission will hold a public hearing on the draft on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium.

The elected Charter Commission has put in a tremendous amount of effort and thought into revising the framework by which Newburyport is governed. They are seeking input before sending a preliminary report to the State for legal review. After review of compliance with existing Massachusetts General Law, the proposed charter would then be on the November ballot for a yes/no vote by the citizens of Newburyport.

Here is what the Charter Commission is proposing:


Here is a link to the current Charter if you need to be reminded what a mess it is:

If the charter is approved by voters, its provisions would take effect November 2013.

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