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Charter Review Committee

As required by Charter Section 1403, on December 18, 2018, the Mayor and City Council appointed a fifteen-member Charter Review Committee to review the Charter and make recommendations to the City Council for potential amendments to be placed on the November 3, 2020, ballot.

On May 19, 2020, the City Council received the Charter Review Committee’s Final Report recommending the following six proposed City Charter amendments:

  1. 1. Give the Mayor a vote on all matters requiring action before the City Council;
  2. 2. Require an election to fill an elected office vacancy with more than one year remaining on the term;
  3. 3. Consolidate Mayor and City Council election dates with statewide elections;
  4. 4. Require the City Council to submit all proposed City Charter amendments to a Charter Review Committee;
  5. 5. Require the City Council to publish an annual report specifying the nature of any material written complaints or whistle-blower complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or criminal conduct; and
  6. 6. Clean-up items.

On July 21, 2020, the City Council approved placement of measures 2, 3, 4, and 6 listed above on the November 3, 2020, ballot.

The City Council referred granting the Mayor a vote and publication of an annual report on written complaints or whistle‑blower complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or criminal conduct to an Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee for consideration for placement on the ballot in November 2, 2021, and/or November 1, 2022.

On September 15, 2020, the City Council approved an eleven-member ad hoc Charter Review Committee to review and make recommendations to the City Council regarding granting the Mayor a vote and publication of an annual report on written complaints or whistle blower complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or criminal conduct for consideration for placement on the ballot in November 2, 2021, and/or November 1, 2022.

Mayor will appoint two at-large members and each City Councilmember will appoint one member from their respective Ward.  The Mayor’s Nominating and Screening Committee will review the remaining applications and select applicants for interview by the Mayor and City Council for two at-large positions and two alternates. Volunteer positions extend through June of 2021.

Find published agendas and supporting materials at www.engageriverside.com.  For further information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 951-826-5557.

 

 

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(951) 826-5557