07-0584R AS AMENDED


RESOLUTION SETTING THE FORM OF A BALLOT FOR VOTES TO AMEND THE SECTIONS 19 AND 26 OF THE CITY CHARTER, PERTAINING TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY.

BY COUNCILORS NESS AND REINERT:

     WHEREAS, the Charter commission has proposed amendments to the City Charter as set out in the ordinances on file with the clerk as Public Document Nos. __________(a) [see proposed Ordinance 07-049-O] and __________(b) [see proposed Ordinance 07-050-O]; and

     WHEREAS, the proposed amendments shall be submitted to the qualified voters at a general or special election.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Charter amendments proposed by the Charter commission in the proposed ordinances on file with the clerk as Public Document Nos. __________(a) [see proposed Ordinance 07-049-O] and __________(b) [see proposed Ordinance 07-050-O] shall be submitted to the voters as set out in MSA 410.12, subdivisions 1 and 4, at the election to be held on November 6, 2007.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the statement of the questions on the ballot shall be as follows:

Question 1

Should an ordinance amending Section 19 of the City Charter pertaining to selection and tenure of the chief administrative officer be adopted?

A YES vote means that the selection and termination of the chief administrative officer would require a majority support of the city council and would set forth additional qualification standards for that position, amending Section 19 of the City Charter pertaining to selection and tenure of the chief administrative officer will be amended.

A NO vote means that the selection and tenure of the chief administrative officer outlined in Section 19 of the City Charter pertaining to selection and tenure of the chief administrative officer will would not be amended.

Question 2

Should an ordinance amending Section 26 of the City Charter pertaining to selection and tenure of the city attorney be adopted?

A YES vote means that the selection and termination of the city attorney would require a majority support of the city council and would set forth policy as it related to city attorney conflict of interest, amending Section 26 of the City Charter pertaining to selection and tenure of the city attorney will be amended.

A NO vote means that the selection and tenure of the city attorney outlined in Section 26 of the City Charter pertaining to selection and tenure of the city attorney will would not be amended.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution submits to the voters the proposals of the Charter commission to amend the City Charter so that the city council must approve the hiring and termination of the chief administrative officer and the city attorney.