04-0617R


RESOLUTION REDUCING THE BUDGET OF THE CITY COUNCIL BY 20 PERCENT AND REQUESTING THE CHARTER COMMISSION TO REDUCE PAY OF CITY COUNCILORS.

 

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:

     RESOLVED, that the budget of the city council for years 2004 and 2005, identified as city account 0100-010-1101, be reduced by 20 percent, so that the budgeted amount for each year is the amount budgeted for year 2004, less 20 percent; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city council requests that the charter commission, acting pursuant MSA § 410.12 subd. 7, recommend to the council that the council pass an ordinance amending the City Charter as follows:

     The first sentence of the last paragraph of Section 5 of the Charter be amended to read: “The councilors shall be paid a fee of $667 per month for service as a member of the council.”


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution reduces the council’s budget by 20 percent and starts the proceed to reduce councilor pay by 20 percent.