The Arlington City Council created two committees this month that we want to make sure our members are made aware of. The Term Limit Committee and the Unity Council both have business representatives, but if you have an interest we are providing information on both and a link to the City website that will have more information.
The newly formed Term Limits Advisory Committee will hold its second public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
The Arlington City Council appointed members to the advisory committee during the July 7, 2020, meeting. The intent of creating the Term Limits Advisory Committee is to review the current provisions in the City’s Charter pertaining to term lengths and term limits and work to formulate recommendations on possible changes to such provisions. The Committee’s charge will be to study and discuss alternative term lengths and term limits provisions, excluding the elimination of term limits; receive input from the community; and prepare recommendations on possible changes for the City Council’s consideration.
The meeting can be viewed live on the City’s website or your local cable provider municipal channel. Members of the public who wish to speak on a listed agenda item can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register at any time until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, or call (833) 268-8354; Conference ID – 894-003-090#, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, to register to speak. City staff will call members of the public who register to speak on agenda items at the appropriate time during the Term Limits Advisory Committee meeting.
When registering by email, please include your name and address for the record, well as a telephone number, and the listed agenda item that you would like to speak on.
The Unity Council’s mission will be to gather community input, research best practices and recommend strategies that the City of Arlington could implement to promote and encourage greater equality across our community. The Unity Council’s work to create a racial equity plan is part of the City’s commitment to equality, inclusion, and the elimination of institutional racism and other forms of discrimination in its policies and practices.
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