Cleveland, Georgia, Taps Institute for Assistance in Updating Charter
Cleveland, Georgia, is taking steps to update its municipal charter, and the mayor and city council have called on the Institute of Government to provide technical assistance along the way.
The Institute's Betty Hudson will work with the Cleveland city attorney to review the current charter and its legislative and home rule amendments and identify sections in need of revision in the updated version of the charter. After the review process, the attorney and Hudson will develop an outline of the new charter to be presented to Cleveland's mayor and city council. Upon approval of the outline, Hudson will assist in developing the content of the proposed new charter.
The process will include a series of work sessions between Institute faculty and Cleveland's mayor and council. The final revised charter will be provided to the city in time to be considered for enactment during the 2013 regular session of the Georgia General Assembly.
The Institute of Government provides assistance to local governments throughout Georgia in a number of areas including revenue and expenditure analysis, government structure and consolidation, financial planning and budgetary reviews, human resource management, and more. The Institute also provides a wide range of training opportunities for local government officials and staff.