Members of the Dunwoody Charter Commission have decided to start their review of the city’s organizing document with a look at sections dealing with the makeup and selection of Dunwoody City Council.

The five commissioners met May 6 to discuss how they would operate. They decided to meet twice monthly. They plan to elect a commission chair and vice-chair during their next meeting, tentatively set for May 22, and to begin their review of the charter.

The commissioners also supported creation of a city email address to allow members of the public to send in recommendations for changes in the city’s charter. Members of the public also will be able to attend commission meetings to comment on the charter.

The charter review is required as the city turns 5 years old. Commissioners will review the charter and send to state lawmakers recommendations of any changes they feel are needed. Their report is due in October.

“We’re an informal group,” commission member Robert Wittenstein, a former City Council member, said. “We’re not going to produce the Federalist Papers when we’re done.”

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.