We’ve put together our own summary of how the proposed metro charter works. The print version in the new edition of The Memphis News and the one you will see on the pdf version of The Memphis News is a basic summary that covers the major working parts of the charter. It’s a concise version meant to give citizens unfamiliar with any of this a place to start.
We have a much more detailed version on The Daily News website. Just click on the “Charter 411” story and you will have our complete summary. It includes such items as what parts of the county are in which metro council districts, the departments suggested by the charter, annexation details – all of the details that are going to get a lot of scrutiny between now and Nov. 2 when voters vote this up or down.
Also the Friday “government focus” features between now and the end of October will feature details on the charter provisions.