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One of the Kroll report’s appendices lists all of the City Charter sections that would need to be tweaked in order for the consultants’ 54 suggestions to take place. Kroll said that those recommendations and more require that at least 23 changes be made to the charter – something that can only occur upon approval of the voters of San Diego.

Because the city must forward ballot propositions to the county registrar of voters by Friday in order for an imitative to qualify for the upcoming Nov. 7 election, it looks like any charter changes resulting from the Kroll report will have to wait until the next election. (Mayor Jerry Sanders said that he will announce an outline of the remediation changes his office proposes Aug. 24. The City Council will consider his proposals at a Sept. 19 meeting.)

Assuming the city misses Friday’s deadline, voters may have to wait a while before they get to weigh in on the proposals. After November, the next regularly scheduled citywide election is June 3, 2008.

However, a special election could be held in the meantime, which has happened quite frequently in the past two years.

You can read about Kroll’s proposed changes to the city’s disclosure process, financial planning and pension dealings here.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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