Mayor Meg Kelly is establishing a Mayoral Charter Review Commission. It is the first item on her agenda for Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. A reliable source tells me that the City Council will craft changes to the existing charter themselves.
This will be a stunning setback to the supporters of the previous failed charter. According to state law, a mayoral charter commission trumps all other such initiatives. So no other charter proposal can be considered in next November’s election. This makes sense when you think of the legal entanglement that passing two charters at the same time would precipitate.
The details should come out at tomorrow’s Council meeting.