Bryan City Council Reviving City Charter Advisory Committee

Action at the last Bryan city council meeting included reviving a committee to recommend changes to the city charter.

Mayor Andrew Nelson initiated the idea after the council recently gave emergency authority during the coronavirus pandemic to the city manager.

Nelson also complemented the work of the last charter review committee.


Nelson agreed to Mike Southerland’s request that the council should first discuss what the committee would review.


Nelson said the subject could be brought up the next time the council meets in person for a workshop.


Until the council returns to meeting in person, city secretary Mary Lynne Stratta says staff can look at possible charter changes as the result of state laws that were passed last year.


The mayor suggested changing the charter to give the city manager more spending authority. That’s something the council recently did on an emergency basis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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