School board and City Council expansion elections are May 21 HollyBeechMP HollyBeechMP May 10, 2013 (…) Meridian residents will decide May 21 if they’d like to expand City Council from four to six members.“As many similarly-sized cities across the state have six members, we thought it was timely to look at, does our community desire an increased number here as well,” Mayor Tammy de Weerd said Feb. 19, when City Council voted unanimously to put the question to public vote.Caldwell and Boise both have six members, and Nampa will vote May 21 on the expansion of its City Council from four to six members. Story continues below video × Advertisement The responsibilities of a council member include attending meetings on the first four Tuesdays each month, setting city policy, participating on other boards or associations and representing the city at events.But the workload is not why Meridian Council members want to put the issue to public vote.“It’s not because we’re overworked,” Council member Charlie Rountree said Feb. 19. “... It’s simply an opportunity for the citizens of Meridian to tell us what they think and how they want to be governed.”If citizens approve the expansion, two new City Council members will be voted in Nov. 5 — one to a four-year term and one to a two-year term.Council Chair Brad Hoaglun, serving his first term, and Council member Keith Bird, in his fourth term, are up for re-election in November. More from this section Meridian OKs joint fire agreement, Nampa shoots it down Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 Early voting starts Monday in Ada County Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 Guest opinion: Support gender inclusive facilities in schools Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 13-year-old guitarist finds his groove at local venues Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 Meridian Schools Clinic reaches 3rd anniversary Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!