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File #: 15-10285    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Policy Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/7/2019 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/11/2019
Title: Amend City Council's Resolution on Boards and Commissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment 02.11.18.Resolution, 2. Attachment Boards and Commissions - Strategy Session, 3. Attachment Listing of Boards and Commissions


Amend City Council’s Resolution on Boards and Commissions




Adopt a revised resolution on Boards and Commissions amending the section on residency requirements for boards and commissions.



Staff Resource(s):

Stephanie Kelly, City Clerk’s Office

Sarah Hazel, City Manager’s Office



§                     The revised resolution amends the section on residency requirements for Boards and Commissions by removing the criteria that a member of any City-appointed board, committee, or commission must be registered at all times to vote in Mecklenburg County.

§                     In its place, the resolution specifies that a member of any board, committee, or commission must be a resident of Mecklenburg County at all times.

§                     This Resolution was adopted by the City Council in 1997 and amended in 2000, 2003, 2009, 2016, and 2017.


Strategy Session Discussion

§                     At the February 4, 2019 City Council Strategy Session, Council heard a presentation on peer research and discussed revising the language of the resolution from requiring voter-registration to requiring Mecklenburg County residency.

§                     Council voted 9-2 to remove the voter registration requirement and just require Mecklenburg County residency. (Ajmera, Egleston, Eiselt, Harlow, Mayfield, Mitchell, Newton, Phipps, Winston, voted yes; Driggs and Bokhari, voted no).

§                     Council also directed that the two Boards were exempted from this change due to code of charter provisions. These two boards are: The Civil Service Board and Citizens Review Board.




Revised Boards and Commissions Resolution

February 4, 2019 Dinner Briefing Presentation

List of City Council Advisory Boards and Commissions