State asks for changes to Claremont's draft charter
“We got their preliminary report back with their recommendations, the changes that they’d like us to make so they can approve it,” said Commission Chairman George Caccavaro Jr.
“When it comes back it should be ready to be printed in the ballot,” Caccavaro said. “No show stopper.”
The Commission finalized its draft charter at the end of June, but during approval was split on a major change proposed to the form of Claremont’s city government.
Currently no elected Claremont city official is compensated for their work, said Caccavaro, however, under the proposed charter the mayor would be paid $90,000 a year, plus a single person insurance plan and aldermen each would be paid $3,000 a year.
He also said the drastic change could be voted down by voters and with it all of the commission’s proposed changes, because it is too big a change and Claremont residents don’t have a history of paying elected officials.
The proposed charter would go before voters at several public hearing that would be up for a vote in November.
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