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Electra Petition To Change City Charter Ruled Invalid

Electra residents calling for a possible change to the city charter will have to wait a little longer before a decision is made.
Electra residents calling for a possible change to the city charter will have to wait a little longer before a decision is made.

During a city commissioner's meeting on Tuesday evening, some of the signatures collected in a petition by residents asking for an election to amend the city charter to include "initiative, referendum and recall powers" were verified by City Secretary Tracey Lowe.

However, City Attorney Todd Greenwood ruled the petition invalid because dates of when each signature was collected were missing.

The city says they'll now look at options on how to move forward with possible changes to the city charter without the need of a petition.

Supporters of amending the city charter say those powers are needed by voters to make changes, remove elected officials, and call elections to provide direct remedies in unusual situations.
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