YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Charter Review Committee settled on seven changes it would like placed on the November ballot.
It presented those changes Tuesday evening during a public hearing at the Covelli Centre.
Among the items the committee is recommending are:
- Requiring council candidates to live in the ward they’re serving for at least one year
- Deleting a $12 fine for council members who miss meetings
- Deleting language requiring city employees to live in Youngstown
- Requiring a ward redistricting after every census if there is a 7 percent difference in population between two wards
- Allowing, but not requiring, the mayor to convene a charter review committee every four years
- Bringing the City Planning Commission board composition up-to-date
- Eliminating dated payment references governing the Department of Finance, while adding a provision that requires financial transparency
About 15 people attended the public hearing.