Gerber To Announce Move To Form New Charter Revision Commission

FAIRFIELD, CT — First Selectman Bill Gerber will announce at Wednesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting that he intends to move forward with a new Charter Revision Commission.

The move is not a surprise, considering the Representative Town Meeting in May restored $100,000 to the budget to go toward a Charter Revision Commission.

“It’s been 18 years since we revised the Charter,” Gerber told the RTM in May. “As we’re all aware, there was an attempt to revise it [in 2022]. A lot of hard work was done, and a lot of money was spent. Ultimately, there was one question, which ended up failing at the ballot box. But there were many things within that question that if they had been broken out, I believe they would have passed.”

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Though the new commission has not yet been formed, the administration is accepting applications from residents who may be interested in being appointed to it, according to the agenda for the Selectmen’s meeting.

In 2022, under the previous administration of Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, an omnibus Charter Revision question, which would have updated the document, failed to garner enough votes for adoption.

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Gerber has a list of 16 items that he believes should be reviewed and updated in the 71-page Town Charter. To view the list, which accompanied his request to the RTM, click here.

Wednesday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the first floor conference room in Independence Hall in the Town Hall complex.

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