• The charter will protect jobs, pensions, seniority, benefits and tenure of “all” city and county employees as potential savings will occur from attrition.
The proposed charter calls for a 10-citizen transition team including two current County Commissioners, two municipal elected officials and six community members (three appointed by the current City Council and three by the current County Commissioners). This group would assist the new government with consolidation of services.
The charter estimates the government transition including all city and county departments and functions to be completed by Jan. 1, 2017 when the new elected Commission would take office.
Whether citizens support or disagree with government unification, Luke would like to hear local voices.
“I wish people would let our representatives know that they are concerned about the way our city and county is ran currently, and they want a change,” Luke said.
Tuesday's regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall's Council Chambers.
Visit www.mbcunification.com to download the revised charter and executive summary.