CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
COUNCIL BILL NO. P-14-1 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________
SPONSORED BY: Ken Sanchez & Brad Winter
CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL
To Be Submitted To The Voters On The General Election Ballot Of November 4, 2014, Amending Article V, Section 4 Of The Charter Of The City Of Albuquerque, Concerning The Duties Of The Mayor; Specifying That The Appointment Of The Chief Of Police And Fire Chief Will Require The Advice And Consent Of The City Council (Sanchez, Winter)
TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT OF NOVEMBER 4, 2014, AMENDING ARTICLE V, SECTION 4 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE MAYOR; SPECIFYING THAT THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND FIRE CHIEF WILL REQUIRE THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article VI of the City Charter, the Council proposes to submit to the City's electors, at the November 4, 2014 general election, an amendment to Article V, Section 4 of the City Charter concerning the duties of the Mayor.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. That the City Clerk shall place the following summary and proposition on the ballot for the November 4, 2014 general election, and the City of Albuquerque qualified voters shall be permitted to vote "for" or "against" the following proposition:
Proposing to require the City Council's advice and consent for the appointment of the Albuquerque Chief of Police and the Albuquerque Fire Chief and to allow the Council to remove the Chief of Police or the Albuquerque Fire Chief for cause.
PROPOSING TO AMEND ARTICLE V, SECTION 4 OF THE ALBUQUERQUE CITY CHARTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
"Section 4. DUTIES OF THE MAYOR.
The Mayor shall:
(a) Organize the executive branch of the city;
(b) Exercise administrative c...Click here for full text