Salem News: Seven former city councilors object to proposed charter change

In a letter to the City Council on Tuesday, the former councilors said the makeup of a proposed audit committee could leave the city “open to financial mismanagement and ruin.”

Former City Councilor Joyce McMahon read the letter to the City Council on Tuesday during a public hearing on the charter review committee recommendations at Beverly Middle School. The letter was also signed by former councilors Stacy Ames, Scott Dullea, Patricia Grimes, Kevin Hobin, Bruce Nardella, Wes Slate and Maureen Troubetaris. Current City Councilor Hannah Bowen, who is a member of the charter review committee along with Ames, also signed the letter.

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