2023 City Charter Amendments: A Brief Explanation

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso, District A representative, has proposed 2 City Charter amendments that will appear on the October 14 ballot. Please see below for more details about these proposals:


On the October 14 ballot (early voting starts on September 30), there are two charter amendments about which the City Council and the City Administration agree.

The first extends the timeline for when the public and City Council receive the budget. The charter amendment would change the budget reception day from November 1 to October 1. Instead of 25 calendar days and 12 working days to focus on the budget, the one month extension from November to October gives all parties nearly 60 calendar days and 39 working days to review the budget.

The second charter amendment creates a single, unified Code Enforcement Department instead of it living in parts in other departments.

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