Applications open for Minneapolis Charter Commission
A Minneapolis governmental commission that plays a major role in shaping the city's future is set for a membership overhaul.
What's happening: Applications for upcoming vacancies on the city's Charter Commission open today.
Why it matters: The unelected body wields serious power and influence, including when it comes to shaping proposed charter amendments that appear in front of voters.
- With 10 terms expiring this year — and one existing vacancy — there could be lots of turnover.
Flashback: The commission's move to effectively block a police overhaul measure from the 2020 ballot sparked backlash from some elected officials and activists.
How it works: Registered voters have 30 days to apply for either a 2- or 4-year term.
- The chief judge of Hennepin County District Court selects the appointees.
What to watch: Progressives upset with the commission's past actions could apply in large numbers.
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