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Public invited to provide input on ranked-choice voting in St. Louis Park

Post Date:February 22, 2018 10:00 a.m.

The public is invited to provide input on ranked-choice voting to the St. Louis Park Charter Commission Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, third floor, St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park. The session will be televised live and recorded; visit the ranked-choice voting webpage for ways to watch live and on-demand. To submit a written comment about ranked-choice voting, email City Clerk Melissa Kennedy at mkennedy@stlouispark.org. Comments will be shared with the charter commission.

This is part of an ongoing public process being undertaken by the charter commission prior to making a recommendation to the St. Louis Park City Council regarding ranked-choice voting for municipal elections. On Feb. 13, the charter commission hosted a panel of experts who answered questions from the commission members. View the Feb. 13 charter commission meeting video to watch a recording of this session.

On March 13 at 5:30 p.m., the charter commission will meet to vote on a formal recommendation to the St. Louis Park City Council regarding ranked-choice voting. While this meeting is open to the public, no public comment will be taken by the commission. The meeting will take place in the council chambers, third floor, St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park. The session will be televised live and recorded; visit the ranked-choice voting webpage for ways to watch live and on-demand.

Visit the ranked-choice voting webpage to learn more about why the charter commission is considering ranked-choice voting and the process that led to this series of public meetings.

UPDATE:

March 14, 2018

On March 13, 2018 the charter commission met and adopted Resolution No. 18-01 recommending that the city council adopt a charter amendment by ordinance authorizing ranked choice voting. View a copy of the resolution.

The city council is scheduled to consider the first reading of the proposed ordinance amendment on April 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The second reading of the ordinance is tentatively scheduled for May 7, 2018. Under state law, a unanimous vote of the council is required to pass the ordinance. View a copy of the proposed ordinance.

The process by which a city can amend their charter is outlined in M.S. 410.12. View this status.

For more information or to submit a written comment, please contact the city clerk at mkennedy@stlouispark.org.


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