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Charter Review Commission has a public hearing for one

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite their sincere efforts to publicize their public hearings, at their second scheduled public hearing on April 3, the Charter Review Commission saw only one member of the citizenry in attendance in addition to three reporters and two members of city staff. Despite every commissioner making it to the hearing that was held at the Dove Springs Recreation Center, there was no one to ask questions of them. So, after waiting for 30 minutes, they voted to adjourn the meeting. Five minutes after the meeting was adjourned, a second member of the public arrived. During the 30 minutes that they waited for more attendees, the commission discussed alternative methods to publicize their next two public hearings. Currently, they are sending out notifications through the Nextdoor neighborhood website, the Public Information Office and by individual efforts on the part of the commissioners. So that they have another avenue through which to disseminate the information: The next hearing will be this Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m. at City Hall, followed by a final hearing to be held on Thursday, April 12, at the Asian American Cultural Center. Find commission meeting details here. Update: The April 12 hearing has been canceled. 

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