Will you pledge to immediately reconvene the Charter Revision Commission to revisit its recommendations and to discuss how to ensure its most important recommendations are placed on the next available city ballot? (Note: This helpful article in the Austin Bullldog explains how Council inaction put the kibosh on major reforms that should have been on the November ballot. The most egregious omission to us at IndyAustin was Recommendation 4 – which would close a loophole currently preventing petitions to repeal controversial Council decisions like the Precourt Soccer Stadium or the 2008 $2.3B biomass boondoggle – aka Voter Referendum. Read our Referendum page here.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Kathie Tovo

City Council, District 9

If the Commission itself is interested in reconvening, I would certainly support providing the Council support to allow that to happen. But as the Charter Commission already provided its recommendations, another potential path would be to have the city organize some community conversations around the recommendations that did not move forward this year to see if there is broad-based support to place those items on the next ballot opportunity.

Rate your support: 5