Introducing the Charter

The Seals of the City of Memphis and Shelby County

Well, not really.

Yesterday, in a joint session of the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission, the Memphis/Shelby County Metro Charter Commission (yes, I know it’s getting confusing) introduced to the two bodies the broad strokes of a new Metro charter that will be voted on in the November election.

You can watch the whole thing here, courtesy of Memphis Connect.

Rebuild Government also has a written summary of the items proposed.

Also there are articles in the CA and Memphis Daily News on the meeting.

Currently, there are three public meetings scheduled to discuss the proposed charter. They are:

July 8 — Memphis Botanic Garden.

July 15 — Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Drive.

July 22 — Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins Street.

Times were not listed on the document I have , so watch the news for details.

The final draft of the proposed Charter will be approved on August 9th, and the actual proposed charter will be submitted to the Election commission for inclusion in the November 2nd ballot on August 10.

I’ve been a little out of the loop on this, with my school schedule and all, but what I was able to see yesterday looked promising. I hope to be able to watch the entire presentation this weekend and report back with my impressions.

For more information you may also want to visit the Memphis/Shelby County Metro Charter website.

1 comment for “Introducing the Charter

  1. June 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I find it interesting that the only public meeting inside the 240 Loop is two days BEFORE we see the final posted charter. Just sayin’…..

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