Clarion to re-approach city organizational ordinance following feedback at council meeting

A proposed amendment to Clarion's city ordinance has sparked controversy as the city council discusses the role of the city administrator in regard to Clarion's police service.

During their regular council meeting on Tuesday, June 18 the council held the first reading of an amendment that would change the way the city government hierarchy is structured.

Under the current ordinance, the Chief of Police is appointed or dismissed by the Mayor, subject to council approval. Other members of the department are appointed by the mayor based on the chief's recommendations.

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