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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Charter Study Commission meets tonight

Banner from the Commission's blog site.
Plainfield's Charter Study Commission meets tonight at 7:30 PM in City Hall Library. The public is warmly welcomed to attend and participate in the Commission's discussions.

The five-member Commission was elected by the voters as part of the public question on whether there should be a charter study. The group is charged with taking testimony on issues with the current charter and points in its favor, as well as investigating the pros and cons of alternatives that include tweaking the current charter, proposing the adoption of a new charter under the Faulkner Act, and doing nothing to the current charter.

The Commission's work will be done largely in public meetings and public hearings (which are set aside solely for public input). The  Commission expects to end its work by early July and present its written report shortly thereafter.

The Commission's meeting dates can be found on the CLIPS calendar, and more information is available on the City website (here) and the Commission's blog (here).

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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olddoc said...

Dan, I believe that the Charter Commission has a third choice; propose a restructured Special Charter. It would need State approval but is not precluded since Plainfield is not bound by the Faulkner Act.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that in the Police Department. When a officer is told to do their job and follow the rules by their supervisor. If they don't want to, they can go cry to the Mayor and Director and they are catered too. Then the supervisor that told them to do their job and follow the rules gets transfered