"Town halls aim to educate on charter changes" by: Mike Reddell

Photo by MaLinda Reddell
Janet Peden

  Janet Peden posed two questions at city council’s town hall meeting on city charter revisions last week.
   Peden asked why there should be a mayor and a city manager and how can we afford both.
   Peden, who said she already knew the answers, explained those two questions were the top questions she’s heard people ask about the city charter revision election May 4.
   That’s also when voters also will choose three council members and a mayor.
   Three propositions before voters are for changing the present council-mayor form of government to a council/mayor-city manager system, expanding council members’ terms from two to three years and to appoint a charter review commission if deemed necessary, instead of the present mandatory requirement. 
   Peden’s two questions were aimed at the proposal to change the present council-mayor form of government to a council/mayor-city manager system.

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