City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
190570
Placed on File
Mar 24, 2011 7:00 PM

City Solicitor conveying Home Rule Petition language re: #188396, a proposal to amend the City Charter.

Information

Department:LawSponsors:
Category:Officer's CommunicationPurposes:Officer's Communication

Official Text

Pursuant to your request, attached for your review is a home rule petition amending the Charter of the City of Somerville.

Meeting History

Dec 9, 2010 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR RECOMMENDATION
Jan 25, 2011 7:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Solicitor Wright spoke about the areas of the charter that needed clarification and he addressed some of the concerns of the committee, e.g., residency requirements, ballots for elections, mayoral vacancies, the appointment and powers of an acting mayor.

Alderman Roche's motion that the Board of Aldermen elect from among its members when appointing an acting mayor, was approved.

Alderman Sullivan's motion that the City Solicitor research and provide an opinion as to what authority the Board of Aldermen has to prevent a convicted felon from holding elected office and whether this provision, if any, should be included in the city charter, was approved.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Feb 8, 2011 7:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Mar 15, 2011 7:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Mar 24, 2011 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:PLACED ON FILE