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Cottage Grove Charter commission to get 101 on city spending, taxing

The Cottage Grove Charter Commission will hear from key city staff when it meets later this month.

Commission members want a presentation on the city budget and its taxing and spending. Top city administrative and finance staff are expected to attend and answer questions from commission members about the potential impact of a charter.

The meeting comes as the commission is nearing a decision on whether to draft a proposed charter for the city. A charter, which would need voter approval, would serve as a new government for the city and could include new limitations on city spending.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway. The meeting is open to the public.

Commission members were appointed by a Washington County District Court judge.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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