City looks into charter as way of governing

Virgil Shipley/News A panel of four individuals with charter experience addressed questions from moderator Dani Robbins, Tuesday night at Mount Vernon City Council Chambers. Pictured, from left, are Robbins, attorney Jonathon Downes, Marysville City Council Member Tracy Richardson, Marysville City Manager Terry Emery and Worthington City Manager Matt Greeson.


Virgil Shipley/News City employees and residents learn about the creation of a city charter and how charters are used in the cities of Marysville and Worthington during a public forum Tuesday at City Council Chambers.

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.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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