A complete Ballot Title of the Proposed Changes to the City Charter
Charter Revision Committee created.
There is hereby created a committee to be known as the Shady Cove Charter Revision Committee. Its primary purpose shall be to assist and advise the Mayor and City Council in revising the City Charter and presenting that newly revised document to the voters of Shady Cove for approval.
General Duties and Responsibilities.
The Charter Revision Committee is an appointed citizen body with the primary responsibility of providing recommendations to the Mayor and City Council in revising the City Charter and presenting that newly revised document to the voters of Shady Cove for approval.
As the City Charter is the “Law of the Land”, it is the document from which all other laws and operations spring forth.
If a measure is adopted that would recommend changes, it would provide a new Charter for the City. A charter is the fundamental document governing how a city government operates. It is comparable to a constitution. A new charter might propose replacement of the 1998 Shady Cove City Charter. Over a period of years some provisions contained in the Charter may have either become outdated or are covered by State law. The proposed new Charter might retain many of the same basic provisions as the current Charter, such as the number of Council members and the term of office of the Mayor and Councilors. The proposed Charter may use more specific language with the intention of making the Charter more understandable and easy to use. A new charter would also be consistent with changes that have occurred since 1998.
If approved, the new Charter would take effect January 1, 2020. The Charter may be amended only by a vote of the people.