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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:30 PM


Check out Clay Colson on Bay News 9 - Pasco charter initiative to form a Charter Commission

Watch Clay Colson nail down this interview!


Back in January of this year Representative and house speaker elect Richard Corcoran told the media that there was a Citizen's Initiative to form a Charter Commission (CC) to establish home rule through creating our own Charter. He proposed to do so by collecting the 45,000 signatures, 15% of the electorate, necessary to create the CC under FSS 125.61* Charter commission.

Instead Pasco's BOCC, feeling threatened, chose to create a Charter Advisory Committee (CAC) under FSS 125.82** Charter adoption by ordinance, it is powerless and non-binding, intended only to make recommendations to the BOCC on which of the 3 forms of home rule in the FSS 125.84*** (County charters; optional forms), if any, they should choose. This is a dog & pony show intended to give credence to a power grab by the development/special interests in the state and our BOCC has reserved the exclusive right to be the ones to choose it. Who among us wants their present form of government choosing its potential replacement?

Pasco Citizens Charter Coalition is drafting a petition and collecting the 45,000 signatures required under the Charter Initiative to form a Charter Commission. Once the Charter is complete it must be placed on the ballot within 45 to 90 days of its submission. to the BOCC. The Charter will be put before the voters without change, amendment or modification for the citizens to decide, completely insulated from the influences of the Legislative Delegation (LD) and BOCC.

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