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Application for Consideration of Board Appointment - Charter Review Committee

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  2. Application for Consideration of Appointment - Charter Review Committee

  3. The Public Information Act (PIA) may allow for public review of this application upon request

    Qualifications for the Charter Review Commission:
    Members must submit an application to the City Secretary’s Office. Commission members will be appointed by the City Council from the applications received.

    Charge:
    The City Council charges the Charter Review Commission as follows:
    1. to organize itself as it sees fit, with a recommendation that it select a chair and a vice-chair. City staff will serve as secretary of the Commission and will, in part, take and prepare minutes.

    2. to arrange its meeting schedule and location, with the fundamental goal that meeting times and locations be accessible as possible to encourage public input.

    3. to review the current City Charter pursuant to the following:
        a. cause the Charter to conform to federal and state law where conflict or inconsistencies exist.
        b. revise in an effort to clarify and condense as necessary or possible or where a section is confusing or believed to be ineffective.
        c. consider the following provisions, as specifically provided for in Section 14.07 of the Charter:
            i. Consider the operation of the City government under the Charter and determine whether any Charter sections require revision. To this end, at least one public hearing shall be held and the Commission shall have the power to compel the attendance of any officer or employee of the City and to require the submission of any of the City records which it may deem necessary to the conduct of such hearing.
            ii. Propose recommendations, if any, it deems desirable to ensure compliance with the Charter by the City government.
            iii. Propose amendments, if any, to the Charter to improve the effective application of the Charter to current conditions and operations.
            iv. Report its finding and present its proposed amendments, if any, to the City Council.
        d. consider all other provisions of the Charter as the Charter Review Commission may determine is necessary.

    4. to work as diligently as possible, with the understanding that pursuant to Section 14.07 of the Charter, the term of the Commission is set at six (6) months. However, this section also provides that Council may extend this term.

    5. while acknowledging the six (6) month term, to have the goal of preparing recommendations in the form of amendments to the Charter for placement on the November 5, 2019, general election ballot.

    6. to ensure placement on the November 5, 2019, ballot, the report of recommended amendments should be submitted to the City Council for ordinance preparation by the August 13, 2019, Council meeting.

    Term of Office: Six Months
    Number of Members: Seven members
    Meeting Time & Place: To be determined
    Established by: City Council Charge To and Schedule for the Charter Review Commission approved by City Council on November 27, 2018.

    A public notice will be announced to accept applications no less than 30 days prior to the date of regular board appointments, and no less than 14 days in the case of a vacancy.

  4. Is this a New Application or a Re-appoinment Application?*

  5. Personal Information

  6. Personal Information*

  7. Are you a qualified voter in the city of Kerrville? *

  8. Do you live inside the city limits of Kerrville? *

  9. Employment

  10. To the best of your knowledge, are you employed by, or a member of, any entity (business or non-profit) with proposals, programs, requests, businesses, applications, licenses or any other matters which may come before a board or commission for review, funding, support, or approval during the next two years?

  11. Education and Experience

  12. Have you been a member of a City of Kerrville commission, board or committee? *

  13. To the best of your knowledge, are you employed by, or a member of, any entity (business or non-profit) with proposals, programs, requests, businesses, applications, licenses or any other matters which may come before this board for review, funding, support, or approval during the next two years?*

  14. Certification*

    I am not employed by the City of Kerrville. If appointed, I will notify the City of Kerrville of any changes in my residence or business, or of any other relevant changes that would affect my appointment. I will also notify the City if any potential conflicts of interest arise. I recognize that my appointment requires my regular attendance and participation at all scheduled meetings. Failure to do so may result in my removal. I am willing to make this commitment of time and effort. I understand and acknowledge that by selecting the 'I Agree' option below, I hereby certify that all information in this application is complete, truthful and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

  15. Note:

    When filed at city hall, this will become a public document that may be disclosed per the Texas Public Information Act.

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