Commission to Review, Update City Charter Meets Tonight
The group will decide whether any changes need to be made to the city’s governing document.
Tonight, a group of residents will begin the process of reexamining Brecksville’s charter, deciding whether aspects of the city's governing document need updating.
This process takes place every 10 years, Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said. The nine members, plus an alternate, are private citizens who are not currently involved in the government. The members are appointed by the mayor and approved by council.
This year, the administration tried to choose members who represented average citizens, but also had different skill sets, Hruby said. There are members with specialties in finance, business, law and technology on this commission.
The members discuss all aspects of the city’s charter, which is like its constitution, Hruby said. They also have time to talk with council and the administration and find out what’s working and what’s not. They will then make recommendations, which council has to put on the November 2013 ballot for voters to decide. Each potential change gets voted on individually.