On June 26th the Charter Review Commission voted on several amendments to their document and then had a vote on whether to adopt the document. Of those present all but two supported it. Elio DelSette, who was appointed by Commissioner Madigan, and Matt Jones, who was appointed by Commissioner Scirocco, voted against.
Strangely, the Commission’s website has a version of the proposed charter identified as “revised June 24th”. This is not the newest version adopted on Monday and as far as I can tell there was not a meeting on June 24th.
The most significant changes adopted on Monday are:
- The establishment of a full time mayor with an annual salary of $40,000.00 plus benefits.
- The members of the council will be paid $14,500.00. They will not receive any benefits.
- A statement that requires the council act with transparency.
I will comment on this in more detail in later blog.