Information courtesy of the Eau Claire City Clerk:

                                                            CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

 

                                              FORM OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES

The Charter of the City of Eau Claire was approved on March 2, 1872. The first form of government consisted of a Mayor and two Alderman from each ward.

In 1910, the form of government was changed to the Commission Form, consisting of a Mayor and two Council Members, elected at large.

In 1949, the form of government changed to the Manager - Council Form consisting of seven Council Members elected at large. The Council President was selected by the Council.

In 1987, the form of the City Council changed to ten members elected by district. The Council President was still selected by the Council.

In 1993, the form of the Council changed to five Council Members elected at large, five Council Members elected by districts and a Council President also elected at large. Each member serves a two-year term. The Council Members elected at large are elected in even numbered years. The Council Members elected by district and the Council President are elected in odd numbered years.

In April 2008, voters approved a referendum increasing the length of the term of office for the Council President and City Council Members from two years to three years. The longer terms took effect with the April 2009 and 2010 elections.


                                                         CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

 

                                                             CITY MANAGERS

The Manager - Council form of government was adopted in 1949.

City Managers                      Began                                                Left

  1. James Pollack                      September 1949                  March 1952
  2. David D. Rowlands             July 1952                               June 1956
  3. Douglas G. Weiford             September 1956                  September 1967
  4. Walter Kane                          January 1968                       February 1970
  5. Ray E. Wachs                       June 1970                             June 1978
  6. Stephen J Atkins                 September 1978                  July 8, 1983
  7. Eric A. Anderson                  January 1, 1984                   May 24, 1991
  8. Don T. Norrell                       September 15, 1991            December 23, 2005
  9. Michael W. Huggins                        July 1, 2006

                                                         CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

 

                                   PAST MAYORS AND COUNCIL PRESIDENTS

                The Charter of the City of Eau Claire was approved on March 2, 1872.

The first form of government consisted of a Mayor and two Alderman from each ward.


YEAR             MAYOR

1872               H. P. Graham

1873               J. P. Nelson

1874               G. E. Porter

1875               G. A. Buffington

1876               L. M. Vilas

1877               W .F. Bailey

1878               George Chapman

1879               George Chapman

1880               J. F. Moore

1881               E. J. Farr

1882               W. F. Bailey

1883               W. F. Bailey

1884               H. D. Davis

1885               D. W. Day

1886               John Grinsell

1887               W. A. Rust

1888               George B. Shaw

1889               George B. Shaw

1890               John Hunner

YEAR             MAYOR

1891               John Ure, Sr.

1892               John Ure, Sr.

1893               George H. Hopper

1894               D. A. Cameron

1895               H. L. Day

1896               H. L. Day

1897               W. H. Frawley

1898               S. S. Kapler

1899               D. Douglas

1900               William Rowe

1901               William Rowe

1902               William Rowe

1903               William Rowe

1904               William Rowe

1905               William Rowe

1906               W. H. Frawley

1907               W. H. Frawley

1908               W. H. Frawley

1909               W. H. Frawley

1910               J. B. Fleming


In 1910, the form of government was changed to the Commission Form, consisting of a Mayor and two Council Members, elected at large.

1910-1916     J. B. Fleming

1916-1928     J. E. Barron

1928-1934     Fred Stussy

1934-1940     D. D. Lockerby

1940-1946     G. Donald Barnes

1946-1949     Orville G. Christianson

In 1949, the form of government changed to the Manager - Council Form consisting of seven Council Members elected at large. The Council President was selected by the Council.

YEARPRESIDENT

1949-1955     Herman White

1955-1957     Leonard Haas

1957-1961     W. R. Waters

1961-1963     David Donnellan

1963-1965     Richard Hibbard

1965-1967     David Donnellan

1967-1969     Stevens L. Riley

1969-1970     Richard Hibbard

1970-1971     George Losby

1971-1973     J. Robert Mills

1973-1977     Hal Crinion

1977-1978     Marie Evans

1978-1981     Richard Gillett

1981-1984     Eric Wahl

1984-1987     Shirley Crinion

In 1987, the form of the City Council changed to ten members elected by district. The Council President continued to be selected by the Council.

1987-1991     Wallace Rogers

1991-1993     Allan Hofland

In 1993, the form of government changed to five Council Members elected at large, five Council Members elected by districts and a Council President also elected at large. Each member serves a two-year term. The Council Members elected at large are elected in even numbered years. The Council Members elected by district and the Council President are elected in odd numbered years.

1993-1995                 Mark D. Lewis

1995-1997                 Mark D. Lewis

1997-2001                 William D. Nielsen, Jr.

2001-2005                 Howard White

2006-2009                       David J. Adler

In April 2008, voters approved a referendum increasing the length of the term of office for the Council President and City Council Members from two years to three years. The longer terms took effect with the April 2009 election.

2009-xxxx                  Kerry J. S. Kincaid


CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

 

                                                    PAST COUNCIL MEMBERS

In 1949, the form of government changed to the Manager - Council Form consisting of seven Council Members elected at large. The Council President was selected by the Council. (* denotes elected to a one year term. ** denotes elected to a two year term)


1949 - 1950

Herman White **

Leonard Haas **

C. S. Van Gorden **

Dennis Danielson **

William D. McIntyre *

Fred Stussy *

James Voll *

1950-1951

Herman White

Dennis Danielson

Leonard Haas

C. S. Van Gorden

William D. McIntyre **

Fred Stussy **

James Voll **

1951-1952

William D. McIntyre

Fred Stussy

James Voll

Herman White **

Leonard Haas **

C. S. Van Gorden **

Dennis Danielson **

1952-1953

Herman White

Leonard Haas

C. S. Van Gorden

Dennis Danielson

Julius Dinger **

Thomas Murphy **

James Voll **

 

 

 

1953-1954

Julius Dinger

Thomas Murphy

James Voll

Herman White **

Leonard Haas **

W. R. Waters **

Dennis Danielson **

C. S. Van Gorden ** (Term exp. 4-20-54)

James Voll

1954-1955 

Herman White

Leonard Haas

W. R. Waters

Dennis Danielson

Julius Dinger **

Thomas Murphy **

James Voll **

1955-1956

Julius Dinger

Thomas Murphy

James Voll

Leonard Haas **

Dennis Danielson **

Bessie Lee **

W. R. Waters **

1956-1957

Leonard Haas

Dennis Danielson

Bessie Lee

W. R. Waters 

Aleron Larson **

Thomas Murphy **

James Voll **

1957-1958

Aleron Larson

Thomas Murphy

James Voll

Bessie Lee **

W. R. Waters **

David Donnellan **

Richard Hibbard **

E. L. Dexter appointed 7-8-57 to fill unexpired term of Aleron Larson.

 

1958-1959

W. R. Waters

David Donnellan

Richard Hibbard

Bessie Lee

Marshall Hughes **

E. L. Dexter **

Thomas Murphy **

Clifford Chatterson appointed 6-10-59 to fill unexpired term of Marshall Hughes.

1959-1960

E. L. Dexter

Thomas Murphy

Clifford Chatterson

W. R. Waters **

David Donnellan **

Richard Hibbard **

Bessie Lee **

1960-1961

W. R. Waters

David Donnellan

Richard Hibbard

Bessie Lee

E. L. Dexter **

Thomas Murphy **

H. E. Smith **

W. R. Waters term expired 4-18-61.

1961-1962

E. L. Dexter

Thomas Murphy

H. E. Smith

David Donnellan **

Richard Hibbard **

Bessie Lee **

Herman White **

1962-1963

David Donnellan

Richard Hibbard

Bessie Lee

Herman White

E. L. Dexter **

Thomas Murphy **

H. E. Smith **

Lee's and White's terms expired 4-16-63

1963-1964

E. L. Dexter

Thomas Murphy 

H. E. Smith

David Donnellan **

Richard Hibbard **

Charles Hornback **

Stevens Riley **

Murphy's and Smith's terms expired       4-21-64

1964-1965

David Donnellan 

Richard Hibbard

Charles Hornback

Stevens Riley

Owen Ayres **

E. L. Dexter **

David Farr **


1965-1966

Owen Ayres

E. L. Dexter

David Farr

David Donnellan **

Ronald Erickson **

Joseph Looby **

Stevens L. Riley **

W. R. Waters appointed 1-19-66 to fill unexpired term of Erickson

Owen Ayres resigned 1-9-66. No successor appointed

1966-1967

David Donnellan

Joseph Looby

Stevens L. Riley

W. R. Waters

Edward Blackorby **

David Farr **

Marshall Hughes **

W.R. Waters resigned 2-14-67. No successor appointed.

1967-1968

Edward Blackorby

David Farr

Marshall Hughes

Joseph Looby **

Stevens L. Riley **

George Losby **

J. Robert Mills **

1968-1969

Joseph Looby

Stevens L. Riley

George Losby

J. Robert Mills

David Farr **

Richard Hibbard **

Donald Macrae**

Macrae resigned 4-27-68. Francis Barrett appointed to fill unexpired term.

1969-1970

Richard Hibbard

F. D. Barrett

David Farr

J. Robert Mills **

George Losby **

Hal Crinion **

Richard Gillett**

1970-1971

J. Robert Mills

George Losby

Hal Crinion

Richard Gillett

Orville Christianson **

Karl Holbrook **

Clyde Meggett **

1971-1972

Orville Christianson

Karl Holbrook

Clyde Meggett

J. Robert Mills **

Hal Crinion **

Richard Gillett **

Leo Schaff **

1972-1973

J. Robert Mills

Hal Crinion

Richard Gillett

Leo Schaff

Orville Christianson **

Frederick Haug **

Richard Kopplin **

1973-1974

Orville Christianson

Frederick Haug

Richard Kopplin

Hal Crinion **

Birger Gabrielsen **

Gerald Looby **

Leo Schaff **

Gerald Looby died 8-31-73. Marie Evans appointed 9-24-73.

Birger Gabrielsen died 1-25-74.


1974-1975

Hal Crinion

Leo Schaff

Orville Christianson **

Edwin Block **

Frederick Haug **

Marie Evans (one year term)

Michael Stangel appointed to fill term of Birger Gabrielson.

1975-1976

Orville Christianson

Edwin Block

Frederick Haug

Hal Crinion **

Marie Evans **

Thomas Hoehn **

Michael Stangel **

1976-1977

Hal Crinion

Marie Evans

Thomas Hoehn

Michael Stangel

Orville Christianson **

John F. Kraus **

Charles Kunz **

1977-1978

Marie Evans

Edwin Block

Orville Christianson

Richard Gillett

John F. Kraus

Charles Kunz

Leo Schaff

1978-1979

Edwin Block

Ralph Brown

Orville Christianson

Marie Evans

Richard Gillett

Leo Schaff

Eric Wahl

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979-1980

Richard Gillett

Ralph Brown

Orville Christianson

Charles Kunz

Mark Lewis

Eric Wahl

Jeanie Trigg

Shirley Crinion appointed 10-14-79 to fill unexpired term of Trigg.

1980-1981

Richard Gillett

Orville Christianson

Shirley Crinion (one year term)

Charles Kunz

Mark Lewis

Robert Shaw

Eric Wahl

1981-1982

Orville Christianson

Shirley Crinion

John Gallagher

Charles Kunz

Mark Lewis

Robert Shaw

Eric Wahl

1982-1983

Shirley Crinion

John Gallagher

Elaine Johnson

Charles Kunz

Mark Lewis

Robert Shaw

Eric Wahl

 

1983-1984

Shirley Crinion

John Gallagher

Allan Hofland

Elaine Johnson

Charles Kunz

Robert Shaw

Eric Wahl

Leo Schaff appointed to fill unexpired term of Elaine Johnson.


1984-1985                                                                 1986-1987

Shirley Crinion                                                         Shirley Crinion

John Gallagher                                                        John Gallagher

Janis Haywood                                                        Janis Haywood

Allan Hofland                                                                       Charles Kunz

Charles Kunz                                                           Wallace Rogers

Robert Shaw                                                             Robert Shaw

Kathryn Teeters                                                        Kathryn Teeters

1985-1986

Shirley Crinion

Charles Kunz

Wallace Rogers

Robert Shaw

Kathryn Teeters

John Gallagher

Janis Haywood

In 1987, the form of the City Council changed to ten members elected by district. All ten members were elected at the same time for two year terms. The Council President was still selected by the Council.

 

1987-1989                                                                 1991-1993

Daniel LaVelle         Dist #1                                    Mildred Helfrich        Dist #1

Michael Griffin          Dist #2                                    Keith Robinson        Dist #2

Betty Sonderegger   Dist #3                                    Betty Sonderegger   Dist #3

Margaret Lansing     Dist #4                                    Donald Overman     Dist #4

Allan Hofland                       Dist #5                                    Allan Hofland                      Dist #5

Wallace Rogers        Dist #6                                    Wallace Rogers        Dist #6

John Gallagher        Dist #7                                    Edward Young         Dist #7

Raymond Nicholls   Dist #8                                    Raymond Nicholls   Dist #8

Janis Haywood        Dist #9                                    Janis Haywood        Dist #9

Ingvald Froystad      Dist #10                                 Lorrayne Lee                        Dist #10

1989-1991

Daniel LaVelle         Dist #1

Michael Griffin          Dist #2

Betty Sonderegger   Dist #3

Margaret Lansing     Dist #4

Allan Hofland                       Dist #5

Wallace Rogers        Dist #6

Edward Young         Dist #7

Raymond Nicholls   Dist #8

Janis Haywood        Dist #9

Ingvald Froystad      Dist #10

In 1993, the form of the Council changed to five Council Members elected at large, five Council Members elected by districts and a Council President also elected at large.   The Council Members elected at large are elected in even numbered years. The Council Members elected by district and the Council President are elected in odd numbered years.


1993-1994

Randall DeMars       Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Betty Sonderegger   Dist #3

William Nielsen        Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

David W. Carlson     At large

Larry Reit                   At large

Edward Young         At large

John Morris               At large

Charles Kunz           At large

Mark Lewis                Council President

1994-1995

Randall DeMars       Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Betty Sonderegger   Dist #3

William Nielsen        Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

David W. Carlson     At large

Charles Kunz           At large

John Morris               At large

Larry Reit                   At large

Howard White           At large

Mark Lewis                Council President

1995-1996

Larry Balow              Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

William Nielsen        Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

David W. Carlson     At large

Charles Kunz           At large

John Morris               At large

Larry Reit                   At large

Howard White           At large

Mark Lewis                Council President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996-1997

Larry Balow              Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

William Nielsen        Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

Charles Kunz           At large

Tom Mihajlov                        At large

Larry Reit                   At large

Terry Sheridan         At large

Joe Bee Xiong          At large

Mark Lewis                Council President

1997-1998

Larry Balow              Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

Terri S. Stanley         Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

Charles Kunz           At large

Tom Mihajlov                        At large

Larry Reit                   At large

Terry Sheridan         At large

Joe Bee Xiong          At large

William Nielsen, Jr Council President

1998-1999

Larry Balow              Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

Terri S. Stanley         Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

Dennis Berry                        At large

Dennis Jenson        At large

Tom Mihajlov                        At large

Terry Sheridan         At large

Joe Bee Xiong          At large

William Nielsen, Jr Council President

1999-2000

David Fischer           Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

Lynne Young                       Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

Dennis Berry                        At large

Dennis Jenson        At large

Tom Mihajlov                        At large

Terry Sheridan         At large

Joe Bee Xiong          At large

William Nielsen, Jr Council President

2000 - 2001

David Fischer           Dist #1

Glen Tamke              Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

Lynne Young                       Dist #4

Caroline Kortness    Dist #5

Dennis Jenson        At large

Neng Lee                  At large

Terri Stanley                         At large

Jane Tappen            At large

Randy Winsand       At large

William Nielsen, Jr Council President

2001 - 2002

David J. Adler           Dist #1

Toby Biegel               Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

Lynne Young                       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Dennis Jenson        At large

Neng Lee                  At large

Terri Stanley                         At large

Jane Tappen            At large

Randy Winsand       At large

Howard White           Council President

2002 - 2003

David J. Adler           Dist #1

Toby Biegel               Dist #2

Beverly Boettcher    Dist #3

Lynne Young                       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Raymond Hughes   At large

Terry Sheridan         At large

Terri Stanley                         At large

Jane Tappen            At large

Saidang Xiong         At large

Howard White           Council President

2003 - 2004

David J. Adler           Dist #1

Dallas Neville           Dist #2

Toby Biegel               Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Raymond Hughes   At large

Terry Sheridan         At large

Terri Stanley                         At large

Jane Tappen            At large

Saidang Xiong         At large

Howard White           Council President

2004 - 2005

David J. Adler           Dist #1

Dallas Neville           Dist #2

Toby Biegel               Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Hal Davis                   At-large

Raymond Hughes   At large

Kerry Kincaid                        At-large

Terri Stanley             At large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

Howard White           Council President

2005 - 2006

David L. Duax           Dist #1

Dallas Neville           Dist #2 *

Toby Biegel               Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Hal Davis                   At-large

Raymond Hughes   At large

Kerry Kincaid                        At-large

Terri Stanley             At large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

David J. Adler           Council President

* Dallas Neville resigned effective 1/1/2006. Terry Sheridan appointed 2/2007 to complete term.

2006 - 2007

David L. Duax           Dist #1

Terry Sheridan         Dist #2 *

Toby Biegel               Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Brandon Buchanan            At-large

Hal Davis                   At-large

Raymond Hughes   At large

Kerry Kincaid                        At-large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

David J. Adler           Council President

2007 - 2008

David L. Duax           Dist #1

David Klinkhammer            Dist #2

Thomas Kemp          Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Brandon Buchanan            At-large

Hal Davis                   At-large

Raymond Hughes   At large

Kerry Kincaid                        At-large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

David J. Adler           Council President

2008 - 2009

David L. Duax           Dist #1

David Klinkhammer            Dist #2

Thomas Kemp          Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Berlye S. MiddletonDist #5

Larry Balow               At-large

Brandon Buchanan            At-large

Kerry Kincaid                        At-large

Jackie Pavelski        At-large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

David J. Adler           Council President

In April 2008, voters approved a referendum increasing the length of the term of office for the Council President and City Council Members from two years to three years. The longer terms took effect with the April 2009 election.

2009 - 2010

David L. Duax           Dist #1

David Klinkhammer            Dist #2

Thomas Kemp          Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Andrew Werthmann            Dist #5

Larry Balow               At-large

Brandon Buchanan*At-large

Kerry Kincaid                        At-large

Jackie Pavelski        At-large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

                        At-large

Kerry J.S. Kincaid President

Kerry Kincaid was elected Council President. This left her at-large seat vacant; there was one year left on the term. Berlye Middleton was appointed by the Council on May 26, 2009 to complete the term. Brandon Buchanan resigned his seat in August 2009 to attend law school. Dana Wachs was appointed by the Council on September 22, 2009 to complete that term.

2010 - 2012

David L. Duax           Dist #1

David Klinkhammer            Dist #2

Thomas Kemp          Dist #3

Bob Von Haden       Dist #4

Andrew Werthmann            Dist #5

Larry Balow               At-large

Mark Olson                At-large

Jackie Pavelski        At-large

Thomas T. Vue         At large

Dana Wachs             At-large

Kerry J.S. Kincaid    Council President




                                                            CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

 

                                              FORM OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES

The Charter of the City of Eau Claire was approved on March 2, 1872. The first form of government consisted of a Mayor and two Aldermen from each ward.

In 1910, the form of government was changed to the Commission Form, consisting of a Mayor and two Council Members, elected at large.

In 1949, the form of government changed to the Manager - Council Form consisting of seven Council Members elected at large. The Council President was selected by the Council. (Referendum held April 6, 1948. Ordinance passed, May 26, 1948. Members elected April 4, 1949)

In 1987, the form of the City Council changed to ten members elected by district. The Council President was still selected by the Council.

In 1993, the form of Council changed to five Council Members elected at large, five Council Members elected by districts and a Council President also elected at large. Each member serves a two-year term. The Council Members elected at large are elected in even numbered years. The Council Members elected by district and the Council President are elected in odd numbered years.

In April 2008, voters approved a referendum increasing the length of the term of office for the Council President and City Council Members from two years to three years. The longer terms took effect with the April 2009 election.


CITY OF EAU CLAIRE

                                           FORM OF GOVERNMENT REFERENDA

April 6, 1948

QUESTION: Shall the City of Eau Claire be reorganized under Chapter 64 of the Statutes providing for the City Manager Plan, with a Council composed of 7 members to be elected from the City at large, as provided in the petition for terms of two years? Such Council shall receive a salary of $200.00 per annum.

Approved: Yes - 5,402        No - 4,298      Votes Cast - 9,737   Turnout - 59%

April 5, 1949

QUESTION: Election of Councilmen under New Plan

Council (7)   4 elected for two year term

3 elected for one year term

April 3, 1951

QUESTION: That the government of the City of Eau Claire be and hereby is reorganized under Chapter 62 and Section 64.14, 66.01, and 10.43 of the Wisconsin Statutes of 1949 and acts amendatory thereof providing for the City Mayor and Alderman's plan with a Common Council composed of sixteen (16) aldermen, one from each ward, said Mayor and Aldermen to be elected for the term of two years.

Failed: No - 5,123   Yes - 3,463    Votes Cast - 8,586 Turnout - 62%

November 6, 1956

QUESTION: That the City Manager Form of Government be abandoned and changing it to Mayor -Alderman Form with one alderman from each ward. (same as 1951) 

Failed   No - 7,887   Yes - 6,404    Votes Cast - 14,351 Turnout - 81%


1972

The Association of Concerned Taxpayers (ACT) attempted to petition to change the form of government. There would be eleven members. The City would be divided into seven districts, with one alderman from each district. In addition, four aldermen would be elected at large.

Members of the organization failed to obtain the required number of signatures to meet the statutory provisions of Section 9.20 of the Wisconsin Statutes and no referenda was held.

April 3, 1973

QUESTION: To reorganize the Government, that the City Council shall consist of nine Councilmen for the purpose of election of the Councilmen, the City of Eau Claire be divided into nine Council districts apportioned according to Law. The electors of each district shall elect from candidates nominated from said district, one councilman.

Failed: No - 7,043   Yes - 4,652    Votes Cast - 11,695 Turnout - 46%

April 5, 1977

QUESTION: Shall the form of Eau Claire city government be changed from the City Manager Plan to the City Commission Plan providing for the election of a Mayor and two Councilmen serving on a full time basis, pursuant to Sections 64.25 to 64.00 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Failed: No - 6,794   Yes - 3,314   Votes Cast - 10,108 Turnout - 34%

November 4, 1986

QUESTION: Shall the following charter ordinance be adopted? 

A charter ordinance to reorganize the government providing for the mayor and common council form of government. 

Failed: No - 8,864 Yes - 6,365   Votes Cast - 15,229 Turnout - 48%

QUESTION: Shall the following charter ordinance be adopted? 

It is hereby ordained that Chapter 2, Section 2.04.010 of the Eau Claire City Code be repealed and recreated as follows: (1) The Common Council shall be composed of ten (10) aldermen, elected for two (2) year terms from ten (10) aldermanic districts.

Approved: Yes - 8,328 No - 5,775   Votes Cast - 14,103 Turnout - 48%

November 6, 1990

QUESTION: Shall the following charter ordinance be adopted:

It is hereby ordained that the portion of Chapter 2, Section 2.04.010 of the City of Eau Claire City Code adopting the City Manager Plan under Chapter 64 Wisconsin Statutes be repealed and recreated as follows: 


Sec. I Charter Ordinance, A Charter Ordinance to reorganize the government of the City of Eau Claire under Chapter 62 of the Wis. Stats. providing for a Mayor and Common Council form of Government.

(1) Those provisions of Sections 64.01 to 64.15 of the Wis Stats. Dealing with City Manager and Common Council government for the City of Eau Claire shall no longer apply with in the City of Eau Claire.

(2) The government of the City of Eau Claire be and hereby is reorganized under Chapter 62 of the Wisconsin Statutes providing for a Mayor and Common Council form of Government

(3) The Mayor's starting salary shall be determined by the City Council, but not to be less than $45,000 per year.

Failed: No - 9,138   Yes - 6,332   Votes Cast - 15,470   Turnout - 54%

November 3, 1992

QUESTION: Shall the following charter ordinance be adopted?

It is hereby ordained that the portion of Chapter 2, Sec. 2.04.010 of the City of Eau Claire City Code adopting the City Manager Plan under Chapter 64 Wis. Stats. be repealed and recreated as follows: Section 1 Charter Ordinance, A Charter Ordinance to reorganize the government of the City of Eau Claire under Chapter 62 of the Wis. Stats. providing for a Mayor and Common Council form of Government.

(1) Those provisions of Sections 64.01 to 64.15 of the Wis. Stats. dealing with City Manager and Common Council government for the City of Eau Claire shall no longer apply within the City of Eau Claire.

(2) The full-time mayor shall be paid a salary and shall have line-item veto authority.

(3) If the voters of the City of Eau Claire approve this petition, a mayor shall be elected in April 1993, at which time the title of City Manager shall become City Administrator.

Failed: No - 17,139   Yes - 9,696 Votes Cast - 26,835 Turnout - 87%

November 3, 1992

QUESTION: Shall the following charter ordinance be adopted?

It is hereby ordained that Title 2, Chapter 2.04, Sec. 2.04.010 A. of the City of Eau Claire City Code be repealed and recreated as a Charter Ordinance as follows:

(A) The government of the City of Eau Claire is reorganized under Chapter 64 of the Wisconsin Statutes providing for a city manager plan, with a council composed of eleven members to be nominated and elected for two year terms. The Members of the City Council shall be comprised of the following:

a. One member elected at large in odd numbered years who shall be the Council President and shall preside at all meetings of the City Council.

b. Five members elected in odd numbered years from, and by the electors of districts apportioned according to law.

c. Five members elected at large in even numbered years.

d. This ordinance shall take effect with the first regular City Council election for which nomination petitions can be circulated after its passage. At that election, persons elected to positions scheduled for election the following year will serve terms of one year.

Approved: Yes - 15,830 No - 10,327 Votes Cast - 26,157 Turnout - 87%

April 4, 2000

QUESTION: Shall the term of office of the President of the City Council and City Council Members be increased from two years to three years? 

Failed: No – 5,915   Yes – 4,082 Votes Cast – 10,413 Turnout – 27.5%

April 1, 2008

QUESTION: Shall the term of office of the Council President and City Council Members be increased from two years to three years? 

                        Passed: Yes- 3,820    No - 3,307   Votes Cast 7,127    Turnout - 16.6%