The Charter is the City of Mentor’s foundational document. It was established with the formation of the City in 1963 and outlines how our city government is organized and functions. In 1969, City leaders determined that it would be beneficial to periodically review the document for potential alterations or amendments to then be decided by Mentor voters.
According to Article XIL of the Mentor Code of Ordinances, “…at least every ten years, Council shall appoint a committee of nine qualified electors of the municipality to constitute a Charter Review Committee.”
This past December, Mentor City Council appointed nine Mentor citizens to serve, without compensation, on the 2019 Charter Review Committee. The appointees include: Brian Cook (Secretary/Treasurer), Jim Gills, Emily Koenig, John Konrad, Jack Kubec, Janet Kushlan, George Maier (Chairman), Chuck Pinkerman, and Ronald Wassum (Vice Chairman).
An organizational meeting was held on January 3, 2019. A schedule was established for future meetings to be held on January 17, January 31, February 7, February 21 and March 14. These meetings are open to the public and start at 7 PM at the Mentor Municipal Center Second Floor Conference Room
Any proposed changes to the Mentor Charter will be voted on in the November 2019 election.