Volunteers sought for city charter commission

Wanted: Civic-minded individuals needed to serve on Tracy Charter Commission.
That is the urgent message the city council members have for Tracy residents.  The charter commission has been inactive for several years, and doesn’t have enough people for a quorum.
City Administrator Madonna Peterson told the city council Monday that the commission needs to be reestablished.  But for that to happen, at least seven members are needed.  The commission now has four members.
Recently-appointed charter commission members are Terry Peterson, James Green, Rhonda Fredericks, and Rosemary Martin.
The charter commission is responsible for making changes in Tracy’s City Charter, which specifies how the city’s government is to be organized. Peterson said that a number of updates are needed in the charter, but no action can be taken without a functioning charter commission.  For example, City Attorney Matt Gross has advised the city that terms on the library board should be staggered to meet with state law.
To serve on the charter commission, members must be city residents and not city employees or council members.
Mayor Steve Ferrazzano asked that interested Tracy residents consider service on the charter commission.  Former commission members will be contacted as well, to see if interest exists in serving again.