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Charter Recommendations Are In

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

May 08, 2009

The council would have 13 members - five district representatives, eight voted in at-large. The mayor would have the "absolute" power to appoint people to city commissions and boards, unless he neglected to. An ethics commission would be mandated by charter.

And the mayor would serve on the board of education as a non-voting member and could not serve as its chairman.

What world is this?

The world according to the Hartford Charter Revision Commission.

On Thursday, the commission agreed to a series of changes to the charter, which are attached below. Read them, digest them, and come out and speak about them at next week's public hearing on Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in the X Room of the Hartford Public Library.

The commission's last meeting is the next day. Then, it's on to the city council.

Notably, an effort to change the way the city handles succession to the mayor's office should the office become vacant failed.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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