CRC – New Commission First Meeting Friday, April 13, 2018

CRC – New Commission First Meeting Friday, April 13, 2018

The first meeting of the new Charter Review Commission was held earlier today, Friday, April 13, 2018. 

Mayor Nirenberg welcomed his newly reformulated CRC.

He charged the Commissioners with the following focuses:

•Finance
•Development
•Ethics
•Governance
– Mayor wants it to be open and transparent

“Thank you for your service and God’s speed.” “You are some of the most honored and trusted people in City.”

Would like to see something to have a possible Nov. election but prefer good and right work vs pressed work. Meet everyday if you want but prefer work done right.

One Commissioner asked City staff for the “drop dead date” to have their recommendations to Council for the Nov Election. City Staff Asst. Attorney stated August Council meeting.

City Staff Asst. Attorney spoke to the CRC and reminded of the Open Mtg Act and FOIA requests possible,
Mtg being recorded, create separate folder for all emails and that the Ethics Code in place for them.

Chair requested another sub-Comm for Public Outreach & Engagement. Seems that she’ll get her request.

A Commissioner stated that Bexar County Commission will be presenting a Charter suggestion to Council in early summer.

Another Commissioner asked if the Commission will accept public input outside of the new CRC charge? NO.

The answer from the Asst. City Attorney: DON’T WANT ANY CITIZEN INPUT EXCEPT WITHIN THE CHARGES OF THE COMMISSION.

And the Chairman reiterated that the charges limit the #CRC to this focus and nothing else which is is why I added the Public Outreach & Engagement Sun-Committee.

The City Clerk came in to give them their Oath of Office so that they could expeditiously proceed with their meetings.

No mention of the Firemen’s Charter Petitions delivered to the City Clerk on Wed., April 11.

To read more from the Rivard Report, click here.

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