Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:29 AM
BAKER - Baker City Council members are questioning several provisions of the city's 42-year-old home-rule charter, including the manner of making appointments to city boards and commissions.
Council members, four of whom took office July 1, indicated during a special session Monday they may want to propose changes to the charter.
The charter was approved by the city's voters in May 1970 and amended in April 1990 to change to single-member council districts.
Councilman Charles Vincent, who led the session, raised questions about several charter sections that involve mayoral and council appointments.
Mayor Harold Rideau said each council member must put the names of those they nominate to serve on boards and commissions on the agenda so all members of the council may vote on them.