Charter Commission holds public forum this weekend in South County

In an effort to “maintain transparency and increase public knowledge,” the St. Louis County Charter Commission will host a series of public forums:

● Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the County Council Chambers, 41 S. Central.

● Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks Visitor’s Center, 345 North Road.

● Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at Manchester Justice Center, 200 Highland.

● Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. at North County Rec. Center, 2577 Redman Ave.

The major items under consideration are changing the Charter to allow a county manager form of government, having nonpartisan elections, having an elected county auditor, having an appointed county assessor, and having minimum standards for municipal police departments.

Citizens looking to provide feedback on proposals or offer insight can also visit improvestl.com.