The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) announces its updated position on governance of the Metropolitan Council. Based upon the report of its study committee, members of all local leagues across the metropolitan area overwhelmingly voted to support the following:
- Appointment of Metropolitan Council members and its Chair by the Governor,
- Fixed staggered terms for Metropolitan Council members with removal only for cause, and
- Metropolitan Council members should have a regional perspective, knowledge of regional issues, reflect demographic diversity and be able to meet the time requirements to serve effectively.