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Posted on: November 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] The Mayor and Board of Aldermen Continue to Seek Public Input on Changes to The City of Frederick Ch

Yesterday, Thursday, November 15, 2012, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of The City of Frederick met at a public hearing to discuss a proposal to amend a discrepancy in the City Charter that was identified by the Board of Aldermen.


CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 16, 2012

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen Continue to Seek Public Input on Changes to The City of Frederick Charter
Frederick, MD – Yesterday, Thursday, November 15, 2012, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of The City of Frederick met at a public hearing to discuss a proposal to amend a discrepancy in the City Charter that was identified by the Board of Aldermen. Currently, the City Charter is silent on the Mayor’s ability to name a person in an acting capacity for an appointed position. Members of the Board of Aldermen were concerned about the possibility of naming a department director to an indefinite acting capacity without the consent of the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen wanted to ensure senior appointments would eventually appear before the Board of Aldermen for approval.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen had a productive public discussion and agreed to do everything possible to find a constructive solution that allows the public, the Mayor, and the Board of Aldermen to continue to review the proposals proffered by the Board of Aldermen. Both the Mayor and individual members of the Board of Aldermen agreed that, while there may be differences in their preferred approaches to appointing senior executives to City positions, they will continue a constructive process to find a solution and come to a conclusion as soon as possible. With the optimism, energy and determination characteristic of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, they encourage the community to attend the following two (2) Mayor and Board of Aldermen public meetings to continue the dialogue on the proposed changes to the City Charter:
Please see the attached PDF that identifies the proposed changes.
• Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – Public Workshop of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen
Start Time: 3:00 pm
Location: City Hall, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, Maryland.
• Thursday, December 6, 2012 – Public Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Location: City Hall, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, Maryland.
If you are unable to attend the hearings and would like to provide feedback to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on this topic or any other City matter, please contact your elected officials through the following methods of communication:
• Email
Mayor Randy McClement: rmcclement@cityoffrederick.com
The Board of Aldermen: Aldermangroup@cityoffrederick.com
• Mailing Address:
City Hall, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
• Phone Number: (301) 600-1380
The 60th Administration is committed to promoting good governance and endeavor to provide the highest quality of service to the residents, businesses and visitors of Frederick.

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Additional Info...PDF - Proposed Charter Changes
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