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File #: 15-10281    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Item Status: Denied
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/11/2019
Title: Resolution of Intent to Consider an Ordinance Amending the City Charter to Increase the Terms of Office of the Mayor and Members of City Council and Setting of Public Hearing on Notice of Intent
Attachments: 1. Draft Resolution of Intent of the Charlotte City Council to Consider Amending the Mayor and Council Terms of Office
Title
Resolution of Intent to Consider an Ordinance Amending the City Charter to Increase the Terms of Office of the Mayor and Members of City Council and Setting of Public Hearing on Notice of Intent

Action
Action:
A. Approve an increase to the terms of office of Mayor and members of City Council from two years to four years,

B. Approve staggering the terms of office,

C. Determine the method of staggering terms of office, including groups of officials and the dates for transitioning to four-year terms,

D. Approve that the increase in terms of office be submitted to a vote of the people via referendum,

E. Adopt a resolution of intent to consider an ordinance amending the City Charter to increase the terms of office served by the Mayor and members of City Council, and

F. Set the date for a public hearing on a resolution of intent to consider an ordinance amending the City Charter to increase the terms of office of the Mayor and members of City Council.

Body
Committee Chair:
Greg Phipps, Budget and Effectiveness

Staff Resource(s):
Hope Root, City Attorney's Office
Phil Reiger, Strategy and Budget

Explanation
* North Carolina General Statute 160A-101 allows the City Council to change the terms of office of the Mayor and/or members of City Council.
* North Carolina General Statute 160A-102 outlines the procedures for amending the charter by ordinance to change the terms of office of the Mayor and/or members of City Council.
* To change the terms of office, City Council must adopt a resolution of intent to consider an ordinance amending the City Charter to increase the terms of office and hold a public hearing on the Resolution of Intent.
* State law requires that the Resolution of Intent describe the proposed Charter amendments completely and with reference to the pertinent statutory provisions allowing the amendments.
* Upon adoption of the Resolution of Intent, the City must publish notice of the public hearing containing a summary of the p...

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