Council Sends Proposed Utilities Charter Changes to Voters

County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers spoke out against proposed changes to the Charter saying, ‘A balance has been achieved by use and practice that we are upsetting here.’ PrintScreen Image/LADP

County Councilor Kristin Henderson said the changes in terms of the big picture are ‘small changes – minor reasonable steps – it’s about accountability, communications and dispute resolution.’ PrintScreen Image/LADP

Staff Report

At tonight’s County Council meeting, the Council voted 6-1 to approve action A, directing County Attorney Becky Ehler to draft an ordinance(s) for introduction that would provide for a proposed County Charter change to Article V. – Utilities, with the understanding that such proposed charter changing ordinance will require further approval by Los Alamos County voters at an election in accordance with the County Charter.

County Councilor Pete Sheehey questioned language in the proposed Charter changes. PrintScreen Image/LADP

Councilor Steven Girrens made the motion to have an ordinance drafted to bring proposed utilities Charter changes to Los Alamos County voters for approval. PrintScreen Image/LADP