February 17, 2005

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February 17, 2005

Update Charter Draft timeline

From: Carole Wheeldon

Dear Charter Review Committee,

Please find attached a Draft Timeline for the balance of our work. It is predicated on some assumptions that require your approval. Most notable are longer meetings and additional meetings. We would finish up at least before July 4th but probably not in time for the Council to hold hearings and get it on the ballot in September. A November election may be better in terms of getting the public's attention on the issue throughout the fall after material has been submitted to the county.

We feel this step is important in order to get the word out to the public and the press so as to build on the interest already generated. Our committee discussed the order of topics at length. We want to start slow, learn from the process and continue to apply what we learn to the next topics while providing the appropriate amount of time to each. The timeline is just a framework into which we can weave in the more complex threads of each issue. While we will work through a template on each issue that should not limit our discussion but rather ensure that we cover the topics completely. Each of you will be asked to work with a member of the outreach committee on a topic fro presentation. The outreach committee will present the first topic, City Band and we'll debug our process from there.

As far as our work with Tom Sponsler goes we thought it best to get him going on the model charter framework then feed him topics as we have formulated recommendations. We then would set up someway to do the same with the council so that if they choose they can work them into meetings throughout the spring and perhaps get more public involvement than in the dead of summer. We will propose this to the Mayor.

We look forward to your response.

Carole, Pam and Don

Charter Review Committee Draft Timeline (2/17/05)

February 17 Review of new issues from Public Forum

March 1 Report to City Council

March 3 Begin new meeting time 6:30 - 9:00

Discussion of City Band

Determine if we will have a quorum at the Mar. 17 meeting

March 17 Discussions of Election of Council Members and Appointment of Planning Commission.

March 31 Note additional meeting. Conclude discussion of March 17 topics and formulate committee recommendations

April 6 Study session with City Council

April 7 (Proposed) Structure of Government Forum

April 14 Note additional meeting. Structure of Government discussion

April 21 Formulate Structure of Government recommendation

May 5 Recorder and Judge discussions

May 12 Note additional meeting.

Formulate Recorder and Judge recommendations

May 19 Parks and Recreation discussion

June 2 Formulate Parks and Recreation recommendation

June 9 Note additional meeting.

Discussion of additional topics

Formulate additional topics recommendations

June 16 Review report to Council


June 21 Deliver report to City Council

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