December 8: Charter Review Public Forum

See also:

Charter Review Committee Leans Toward Recommending Complete Overhaul of Charter (11/14/10)
Alan Seewald on video:
“…it’s obvious to everyone on this committee…that a new charter needs to be developed…[and that] the best process for doing that…is through a charter commission… [Big issues include] a better separation of powers, so that the mayor is not chairing the city council’s meeting…the mayor’s role on the school committee…length of terms…there’s division on term limits…(nothing we say here is going to bind the commission to do or not do anything)…the at-large/ward mix [of city councilors]…city council officers, including vice president…election vs. appointment of positions…”

Minutes: Charter Review Committee Hears from Higgins, Bardsley, Narkewicz, Plassmann (10/6/10)

Video and Documents: Charter Review Committee Meeting of 5/26/10; Origins of Northampton’s Charter

Video: Bay State Village Forum for Mayoral Candidates, 10/21/09; Term Limits; North Street Condo Proposal

“Power at the Local Level: Growth Coalition Theory”