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Joplin Charter Review Committee meets again

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Joplin's Charter Review Committee met again Monday night to hear from the public on issues surrounding the city's charter. 

With nine items on the agenda the review committee selected two of the nine to discuss at tonight's meeting.  

One of those items. Should the mayor be elected by the people or by the council? 

"I think it seems redundant at this point if were electing people we trust for the council they should also serve as the mayor," said Joplin Resident Bernice Robinson. 

Robinson has lived in Joplin for 40 years, and says a change could bring unqualified candidates. 

"People that run for mayor have to have financial backing and so are we getting people in that really have qualifications to extend the type of work the mayor would do," said Robinson 

Not all community members agree.
 
"I do think the mayor election needs to be done by the people," said Joplin Resident Ryan Jackson.  

Jackson, a 30 year old lifelong Joplin resident says, the younger generation would like to see a change. 

"I do believe the younger community really believes a mayor should be elected by them and should be their voice, and not the voice of their constituents but a voice of the people." 

The review committee will hold at least four public hearings giving the public a chance to give thoughts on various city council issues. Once done a recommendation proposal will be sent to the council. 

"I think we need to look at change in way that is productive and furthers our citizens and furthers our community," said Jackson.

 Robinson says, "There's just a lot going on in the city and I hate to see something that might cause division." 

The next meeting will be held on November 12th at 5:30 p.m. inside the city hall on the 5th floor.

Charter Review Agenda: http://www.koamtv.com/story/23721694/public-hearing-set-for-oct-28-for-comments-on-proposed-city-of-joplin-charter-revisions

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