Emergency Charter Meeting Tomorrow *(Amended)
Contract City Attorney Tom Duarte has requested an Emergency City Council meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:30 in City Council Chambers to make what is described as "minor changes in ballot description enumeration of powers document.
You can read the staff report for the July 31st meeting at which the vote was taken to place Jim Righeimer's Charter on the November 6th ballot HERE.
EXHIBIT IN QUESTION
You can read Exhibit A, Ballot Description, Summary and Enumeration of Powers, HERE. This is the section that apparently will receive "minor clean up changes".
*THE ACTUAL EXHIBIT
You can read the actual staff report, issued late this afternoon, which shows the modifications, HERE. This is a HUGE problem, since the arguments for and against this bogus scheme have already been submitted. The deadline for their submission to the Registrar of Voters is the same time listed below. That means the opponents of Jim Righeimer's Charter may not have enough time to evaluate and, if necessary, modify their argument opposing this thing.
DEADLINE IS FRIDAY
The drop dead date for submission of all Charter- related documents is Friday, August 10th at 5:00. The City has already submitted the necessary paperwork, but will have to include the modifications as a result of this meeting promptly.
WHAT'S BEHIND THIS?
I'm VERY curious about this "emergency" meeting. I wonder what sleight of hand may be at play here, after all the arguements have been submitted? Will these changes result in material changes that will affect the arguments as presented? How sad, indeed, that this council has made us so distrustful of their actions that I even think about that!