Charter Review Commission 2006-2007
At a City Council meeting June 7, 2007, the Charter Review Commission presented a proposal to Council for a public referendum which would redistrict the city into 8 wards (from 9) with a council member elected to represent each ward. This would mean the Council would be increased from 4 members to 8. The Mayor would continue to be elected at large.
The proposal stimulated considerable public discussion but no general consensus. A public hearing was held July 16, 2007, and on Aug. 20, 2007 a resolution for a Local Law regarding placing the referendum on the ballot in the Nov.6, 2007 General Election was brought to Council. The resolution to place the referendum on the ballot was defeated 4-1.
In December of 2010, Mayor Nicholas Valentine issued a call for volunteers to serve on a 2011 Charter Review Commission. Eleven members and one alternate were appointed. (A webpage is in the process of being created for this new Commission.)
The 2006-07 Charter Review Commission included the following volunteer members:
Patrick Berardinelli Sr