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Columbus City Council and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Accepting Applications For Council Charter Review Committee

[COLUMBUS-OH] The time has arrived to review how to best serve the residents of America’s Opportunity City. City of Columbus Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther are proud to announce the City is accepting applications for the Council Charter Review Committee.

“This review will hear from neighborhoods, examine national best practices, and ultimately facilitate a citywide conversation so that all Columbus residents can have a say in the structure of their city council,” said Councilmember Hardin. “This committee will be diverse, inclusive, transparent, and, I hope, lead to meaningful change.”

To serve on the Committee, candidates must submit a resume and a narrative of no more than 500-words on the following subject, “Why I Want to Serve on the Council Charter Review Committee.” Application materials must be accepted and time-stamped by the office of the Columbus City Clerk located in City Hall, room 231, 90 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 by Friday, August 26, at noon. Materials can be submitted by hard copy or emailed to charter@columbus.gov.

Only applications from Columbus residents who are not elected officials or City of Columbus employees will be considered.  Please note, applications are considered public records once accepted.

Mayor Ginther and City Council will select members.  The Committee will study the operation of city government and help find ways to improve service to the community.

“As our city grows, the structure of City Council should be evaluated in a thoughtful, deliberate way to make sure it is meeting the needs of all of our residents,” said Mayor Ginther.

The Committee will be selected by the end of August and begin work immediately. It will convene a minimum of seven public meetings beginning in September and make recommendations to Council by February of 2017.

Any recommendations made by the Charter Review Committee to amend the Charter will require a vote of Council and the approval of Columbus voters.

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