Committee Takes Up Reorganization of City Government

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Voters called for city government reform, now a group of five are making Minot ready for that transition next June.

City council will be reduced from 14 to six with a voting mayor.

The Change of Government Committee is made up of the council president, two aldermen and two citizens.

Ordinances will need to be updated to reflect the new council size, including what makes a voting majority and super-majority.

The committee will recommend to council that a voting majority will be four and the rarely-required super-majority will be five.

(Dave Lehner, Minot City Council President) “If an issue comes up before city council that requires a super-majority and you have it at six and you only have five people there, you’ve handicapped the decision.”

(Shannon Straight, Minot City Council Member) “Even if people are our of town, with your experience, council members can still phone in and vote and be a part of that.”

The committee will be meeting every two weeks until November.

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