Council Approves Motions Relative to Initiative, Referendum, Repeal and Charter Amendment

Council approved replacing all parts of the existing Charter pertaining to Initiative/Referendum/Recall/Charter Amendments. Council votes 6 to 1 to approve Charter Amendment Alternate 2 removing the requirement for legal review prior to circulating petitions. Council voted 6-1 to approve Charter Amendment Alternate 2 relative to the referendum motion again removing the same legal requirement, 6-1 to approve the Charter Amendment relative to Recall and 5-2 to approve additional repeal language for each ordinance reviewed. Councilor Geoff Rodgers and Councilor Vincent Chiravalle cast the opposing votes in the Recall motion and on the Charter Amendment. Chiravalle cast the opposing vote in each of the other motions as well. He and Councilor Fran Berting participated in this Special Session by telephone. A summary of the full text relative to these actions will be posted on the County website at Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

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