I have no problem with the Charter Commission reviewing the size of the City Council, but its unanimous decision early on in this important matter bodes ill for trusting any recommendations it might make.
There is little factual analysis as to why 13 citywide councilors would be better; there are reasons why it would be worse — e.g. more work for fewer councilors, the threat of electing citywide slates creating less diversity of opinions and, most importantly, less representation in the wards for our residents.
The Charter Commission has started out with a unanimous and narrow-minded agenda — exactly what a Charter Commission should not have. — Dick Blazar, ward councilor in Ward 6