Saint Paul STRONG
February 25, 2017
It has been brought to our attention that members of the Saint Paul Charter Commission will be discussing a ballot measure proposal that would set in motion the repeal of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) at the Charter Review Committee meeting this Monday, February 27, 4:30pm at City Hall Room 220 . While Saint Paul STRONG doesn't take a position on RCV, we are concerned about the lack of public process on this issue.
Here are some important process questions to consider:
When was the meeting set? How was it noticed? Is there a public hearing?
And this leads us to other questions:
Who appoints the Charter Commission? Are commissioners appointed by the Ramsey County Chief Judge with no city involvement?
How long have commissioners been serving on the commission? Are there no term limits?
Who staffs the commission?
How does a person apply?
Here is the list of commissioners:
Rich Kramer (Chair)