The council directed her to draft an ordinance spelling out specific qualifications for members and defining the committee's various roles. Councilwoman
The councilwoman said she appreciated her counterparts' feedback in the process.
"This committee is really something I feel is needed, and I'm really happy with the input Anita put forth," McGraw said.
For her, the first hurdle is establishing who specifically will run the committee. Others on the council envisioned a seven-person board containing councilmembers, Dalton, Kinser, community members and possibly other local elected officials.
The question then arose on how these members will be appointed. Right now, the authority rests with Mayor
"If you open it up to the public, you're going to get people who have absolutely no financial background at all applying for these positions," Vulich said.
"If this were to be a border commission that is established, ultimately there is a process for placing people," Kinser said, explaining the application process and how appointments are ultimately ratified.
This early in the structuring stage, Dalton said it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what the committee will actually do. Councilman
"I think on the list there's various ones we can use or apply to the situation here in
But first thing's first: Vulich (who has structured other committees) said at least an ordinance draft should be in place so the city and private citizens know what
"We have to have the structure to appoint somebody to do it," he said.
By building a finance committee, councilmembers feel their tackling one of their top priorities, one heavily discussed during strategic planning sessions. Dalton's task, now, is to return to
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