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|From: Ward I - Troy Krenning Troy.
To: City Council CCouncil@cityofloveland.org,
Bill Cahill Bill.Cahill@cityofloveland.org, Judy
Schmidt Judy.Schmidt@cityofloveland.org, Terry
Cc Jessica Maher firstname.lastname@example.org,
LovelandPolitics Guchwale@aol.com, Temp
Tonight I plan to ask the City Attorney to prepare
a draft charter amendment for council
consideration at our first July meeting. I am
asking the Council to consider passing an
ordinance that will submit to the voters in
November two changes to our Charter.
Currently our charter allows for the City Manager
and City Attorney to be appointed or removed by
a vote of 2/3 of the Council. In other words it
takes a super majority of council to hire or
replace the two most senior executives of
Members of Council are elected by a majority of
voters in their respective ward and the Mayor is
elected by a majority of voters of the City. The
idea that it takes a super majority of the elected
officials to effect change, if change is needed
seems counter intuitive to the notion of
Under our current model, our two executives
really answer to a minority of the Council knowing
that their tenure is tied to maintaining support of
only four of nine.
I fuly support our current City Manager and this
proposal in no way should be considered an
attempt to discredit his leadership or job
performance. In fact, I plan to ask that the charter
Amendment be prospective, not retroactive and
thus even if my proposal makes it’s way to the
ballot and is approved by the voters, our current
City Manager would still serve under the 6/9ths
However, as we embark on the task of hiring a
new City Attorney I believe that this and future
Councils should have the ability to make
leadership changes based upon the majority of
council, not a super majority.
If a majority of council can pass a budget, adopt
new laws, set fees and fines I believe that the
same majority should be able to influence city
Citizens demand accountability in government.
Giving the council the ability to change course, if
and when needed is my desire.