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Charter Commission

Scott Davis, Chair


 

Linda Hutchings, Vice Chair



Rosie Reeder



Dale Bagley



Penny Vadla



Linda Murphy           

Tim Cashman

History:

October of 2015, the Soldotna City Clerk received a citizen's initiative application requesting a Charter Commission Election.

February 1, 2016 the petition signatures and supplemental signatures were deemed sufficient by the City Clerk.

May 10, 2016 the voters of the City of Soldotna approved the formation of a Charter Commission and elected the seven commissioners.

June - July 2016 once elected the Commissioners were tasked in accordance with Alaska Statues 29.10.060 to prepare a charter. The commission met weekly during the months of June and July drafting a proposed Municipal Charter. Prior to filing the proposed charter with the City Clerk, the commission held a public hearing on July 28, 2016 for the purpose of hearing public testimony on the  proposed Municipal Charter.

August 7, 2016 the proposed Municipal Charter was published and inserted in the August 7, 2016 newspaper, made available at Soldotna City Hall and published on the City of Soldotna website.

August 30, 2016: The Charter Commission held an open house and invited members of the public to attend and discuss the proposed Municipal Charter with the Commission.

October 4, 2016: The eligible voters of the City of Soldotna adopted the Municipal Charter with 64.91 percent voter approval.

October 12, 2016: The Soldotna City Council certified the October 4, 2016 regular election with Resolution 2016-042, making the proposed Municipal Charter the organic law of the City (AS 29.10.080(a)). With the adoption of the Municipal Charter the Charter Commission was dissolved.

City of Soldotna Municipal Charter (This is the Charter in its original form as ratified by the Voters in 2016. The Charter may be amended, except that no amendment is effective unless ratified by the voters.) The most current version of the Charter may be viewed within the City Code of Ordinances.

 

 Charter Commission Meeting Minutes
 June 13, 2016  June 23, 2016 June 30, 2016 
 July 7, 2016 July 14, 2016  July 28, 2016