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6 things to know about the Dayton-Montgomery County charter plan

Published: Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 3:35 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 11:20 PM

Key points of charter plan

Dayton Together, a nonprofit group of community leaders, unveiled a draft charter plan Thursday. Some key points of the plan:

•All county voters would elect representatives for the new Dayton-Montgomery County Metro Government.

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•The council would have 10 representatives, including 9 from newly formed geographic districts and 1 at-large representative. A mayor of the metro government also would be elected by voters countywide.

•A system modeled after Dayton’s city manager form of government would be used at the county level, and the current city and county commissions would be eliminated.

•School districts are not part of the plan. Except Dayton, cities, villages and townships keep their local governing bodies.

•The county council would hire a chief administrative officer, much like a current city manager, who would oversee departments responsible for public services.

•The charter eliminates many county-level elected offices and replaces them with hired department leaders to oversee areas such as public safety, health and human services, public services and finance.

Source: Dayton Together draft charter plan.