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A Committee Could Review Missoula's Government

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If Missoula City Council gives the okay, an election will be held in June to decide whether to review the local government. Under Montana law, citizens are supposed to be given the chance to review the local government every 10 years.

If residents were to vote in favor of the review in June, a committee would be elected in November to look at how the local government works and decide if it is working. The project would cost $90,000 from the city's general fund.

"It sounds interesting to me. I think our city council is too big. I think we could have half of the people here on any given Monday night and get the same amount, if not more, work done," said council woman Caitlin Copple.

Other council members are not in support of the proposal due to how this type of review has resulted in the past. The city clerk drafted the resolution, which was given to City Council Monday night. It will now go to a committee for review.

The Kalispell city council discussed a similar ordinance at Monday night's meeting.

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