BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE:
The city council finds that:
(a) It is in the best interests of Duluth that its government be organized so as to most effectively provide services; and
(b) There are successful forms of government recommended by the League of Minnesota Cities; and
(c) A municipal election will be held in less than a year, and that event can be an opportunity for public consideration of a change in the form of government; and
(d) The Duluth Charter commission is charged, under Minnesota Laws, Chapter 410, with responsibility of studying and recommending changes in the Charter.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council commends the Duluth Charter commission for its creation of a committee to review potential opportunities for Duluth’s form of municipal government.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the city council requests the Charter commission to prepare a report for presentation to the council, including any recommendations for change that the commission may wish to make.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution encourages the Charter commission to promptly continue its work of studying a proposed change to a city manager form of government.