Costa Mesa Charter Study Session Next Tuesday
The City of Costa Mesa finally released some information on the study session CEO Tom Hatch mentioned during his comments at the council meeting last Tuesday. You can read the information HERE. When the agenda for that meeting is available I will post the link to it here. The meeting will begin at 4:30 on Tuesday, April 23rd in council chambers at City Hall. NOTE: Agenda staff report available HERE.
As you can see, there are six items on this press release that will be covered during the study session. They are:
1 - Should the City conduct a Charter drafting process?
2 - If so, should the City use a Charter Committee or Charter Commission to draft the proposed charter?
3 - Under state law, a Charter Commission is comprised of 15 members. However, if the City Council opts for a Charter committee, how many committee members should be appointed and how should they be chosen?
4 - Should the City appoint an independent facilitator to assist in drafting the proposed charter? If so, who should serve as the facilitator for the Charter Committee or Charter Commission?
5 - Who should serve as legal counsel for the Charter Committee or Charter Commission?
6 - What is the timeline for drafting a proposed charter?
LIVE ON CMTV AND STREAMING VIDEO
The meeting will be televised live on CMTV, Channel 3 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on ATT U-Verse and live streaming on the city website (www.costamesaca.gov)
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
So, fasten your seatbelts! Here we go again... However, this time they're actually proceeding as they should have the first time around - when Jim Righeimer tried to jam his idea of a Charter down our throats with a process that was botched almost every step of the way. The result was an overwhelming rejection of his charter scheme. Let's see how this one goes.