Charter review subcommittee meets

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The next CRC meeting will focus on gathering public feedback

By The Staff

The Issues Analysis Subcommittee of the Charter Review Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, in Council Chambers to begin work on identifying solutions to their selected issue, “The perceived need for voters to have more control over major county projects.”  The members of this subcommittee are Chris Chandler, Harry Ettinger, Deborah Gill and Morrie Pongratz.

A county announcement said this issue was one of two selected last week as a high priority for the CRC, after reviewing a report from the Issues Identification Subcommittee and gathering public feedback at the CRC’s March 1 meeting held in White Rock. The other issue that a separate CRC subcommittee will be working on is “poor communication by county government.” The members of this subcommittee are Vice-Chair Larry Warner, Jim Hall, David Izraelevitz, and Robert Pelak. No meeting has been set yet for the other subcommittee.

Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and will be announced through local media outlets prior to each meeting.

The next regular CRC meeting will also focus on gathering public feedback about possible solutions to the two issues listed above. That meeting will be held on March 15  at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course Building and the public is encouraged to attend. A final public forum in April has been planned to present the proposed solutions to the public. The CRC will then open public comment on the solutions and plans to suspend Committee meetings for the month of May. Public Comment will remain open until they reconvene on June 7.

The CRC meets twice a month and alternates locations between Los Alamos and White Rock. Opportunities for public comment are offered at the beginning and end of each meeting. For more information about the CRC, or to review the recently discussed report from the Issues Identification Subcommittee relative to two petitions suggesting changes to Sections 705 and 706 of the Charter, visit www.losalamosnm.us and their Web page under the “projects” link.