Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. The board of aldermen shall cause the following question to be placed on the official ballot to be used in the city of Everett at the next biennial municipal election in the year 2009: “Shall the city of Everett nominate and elect a charter commission in accordance with the provisions of chapter 43B of the General Laws of Massachusetts?”.
SECTION 2. If a majority of votes on the question in section 1 are cast in the affirmative, then the city shall nominate and elect a charter commission, but not otherwise. The city of Everett shall nominate and elect a charter commission for the purposes of revising and amending its charter, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 43B of the General Laws. Such nomination and election shall take place at the next biennial election to be held in 2009.
Approved January 9, 2009