Richmond voters will have the option of approving four propositions to the city’s Home Rule Charter in the May 7 election that could change the make-up of the city commission.

According to Richmond Communication Specialist Michelle Moore, the charter was adopted in May 2013.

Moore noted Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore ordered a review of the charter last year to insure the document remains relevant to the resident’s needs.

A Charter Review Commission met weekly from October 2015 through January 2016 to review the document. Local attorney Michael Scherer presented the findings at the Feb. 15 city commission meeting.

According to Moore, the first two propositions would have been required to be placed on the ballot, so the city commission did deliberate on the matters.

The third proposition would alter the format in which residents can request potential changes through a referendum, or general vote.

Currently, referendums are called if petitions containing 30 percent of number of votes cast at the last general election of the city, or one hundred fifty signatures, are presented to the city.

If approved, the proposition would require three hundred signatures or 30 percent of number of votes cast, whichever is greater.

Recalls are currently called if petitions containing 30 percent of number of votes cast at the last general election of the city, or one hundred fifty signatures, are presented to the city.

If approved, the proposition require would three hundred signatures or 30 percent of number of votes cast, whichever is greater.

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