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City to Continue Discussion of Potential Charter Changes

Also on the Work Session agenda Monday a review of the Gateway Grant application for median enhancements along Kimball Bridge Road.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
The Johns Creek City Council will hold its second Work Session of the year at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, followed by a regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

The full agendas are available on the city's website

On the Work Session agenda:

Continued discussion of the potential charter changes regarding sections 3.23; 3.25; 3.26; 3.27; 4.12; and 6.24. Click here to access the city charter sections: 3.23, 3.25, 3.26 and 3.27 which involve the City Manager. Click here to access the city charter section 4.12 which involves the City Attorney. Click here to access the city charter section 6.24 which involves the operating budget.

Click here to view a complete agenda and here for the agenda packet.

On the City Council meeting agenda:

There will be a consideration of an ordinance to amend the fiscal year 2014 budget for the encumbrance carry-over from the fiscal year 2013 budget for the general fund.

Click here to view a complete agenda and here for the agenda packet.

Visit the city's website to view the complete agenda and agenda packet for this meeting.

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Duke February 08, 2014 at 07:29 AM
In Alpharetta, Roswell, and Milton, how is it done? Does the city attorney and manager serve at the pleasure of the mayor or city council?
Duke February 08, 2014 at 08:18 AM
Mike has done a good job as mayor, but I don't understand the move to have the city manager and city attorney serve at the pleasure of the mayor only. I have read the charters of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and Milton, and all of those charters have the city manager serving at the pleasure of the city council. City council: do your job. Do your homework. Protect the checks and balances. What is the reason for Johns Creek having to be so different from similar cities?
DP February 10, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Everything needs check and balances especially in Georgia.
Louie Louie February 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Look at the changes from a positive light: the mayor and council have done more governing and working together in 2 meetings than in 2 years. I see thus change as enlightening, a very positive thing. Change is necessary when corruption or things didn't work out and it is time to re-evaluate a situation. Situation re-evaluated by getting new council into office, and situation is working!
Duke February 11, 2014 at 04:29 PM
Mike and council are doing good so far. Hope it continues. But Louie - the changes to the charter are very uncommon in Georgia - I could not find any instances in any city charter in which the city manager and/or city attorney serves solely at the pleasure of the mayor. Why is Johns Creek different?

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