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Charter Revision Oopsie

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

July 17, 2009

So there was a snafu in city council's handling of the proposed changes to the city charter.

Although a city council committee officially accepted recommendations from three councilors on the proposed changes not long ago, the whole council did not.

What's that mean to you? It means that the proposed changes to the charter, as made by the Charter Revision Commission, are now official and go to the council for a full, up-or-down vote - without the benefit of still more council input.

"Very few of those items would have had a chance of getting recommended," said Councilman Matt Ritter. So, no biggie.

Here's what comes next: The council will vote on the proposed changes in their entirety on Tuesday, Ritter said. Then, should the council approve the changes, it's up to the voters to decide in a referendum this fall.

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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