City looks into charter as way of governing
MOUNT VERNON — What would the city have to do to adopt a charter and what kind of changes would result? Those were two of the questions addressed at the information session held in City Council chambers Tuesday.
The idea of a charter was first discussed by a group of local people, including Councilman Sam Barone, about a year ago and decided it was time to bring the issue out for a more active public discussion.
A panel of “experts” was assembled to talk about what a charter is, how one is adopted and what kind of features it could contain.