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Re-thinking New Haven: Community Conversation on Charter Reform

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Re-thinking New Haven: Community Conversation on Charter Reform

Time: December 10, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Grove
Street: 71 Orange St.
City/Town: New Haven
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Event Type: community, forum, /, brainstorm
Organized By: Aaron Goode
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2012

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Re-Thinking New Haven: A Community Conversation on Charter Reform

December 10, 5:30-7:30 pm

71 Orange St., New Haven (The Grove)

Between now and May 2013 New Haven's municipal charter --- our most basic governing document -- will be under review, and your ideas needs to be heard! There is nothing more important that engaged citizens can do than make their voices heard on how to create a truly effective and representative structure of government. A commission appointed by the Board of Aldermen will be holding public hearings on charter revision in the upcoming months — but we don’t have to wait for them to get the ball rolling.

Please be part of formulating a citizens’ agenda for charter reform.

Some of the topics that may be considered in charter revision:

* term limits 
* size and structure of Board of Aldermen
* moving to an elected or partially elected Board of Education
* residency requirements for city employees
* new Code of Ethics

In fact every aspect of the charter is up for review — nothing is off the table!

How can we reform the structure of government to make it conducive to better governance and a more thriving city?

Please help launch that effort. Be in on the ground floor of the future of self-government of New Haven.

On Monday, December 10th from 5:30 to 7 pm we will gather and collectively build what we need for a successful charter reform process. We invite and support a dynamic dialogue with new and diverse voices. 

Please help spread the word about this community forum!

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