Petition Signatures – CRC – July 2014

Sign the Petition – asking Newport City Council to allow voters to decide ward representation issues.

PETITION

We believe that the Newport City Council should reconsider its initial decision and allow for the Charter Review Commission recommendations regarding the number of Wards in the city and the way School Committee members are elected to be voted on this November.  If you agree, please join us and sign the petition to the Newport Rhode Island City Council to allow voters to decide ward representation issues.

To: Members of the City Council of Newport, RI
From: Citizens of Newport, RI
Re: City Council decision not to allow certain recommendations from the Charter Review Commission to be placed on the ballot (Changes related to Sections 2-1; 3-4; 3-7; and 8-2 of the Charter)

As organizations and individuals that work with citizens and groups all across Newport, we wish to express our disappointment and disagreement with the City Council’s decision in its meeting on July 9th with regard to the recommendations provided by the Charter Review Commission (CRC).   We feel that that decision by the council to reject four of the CRC’s recommendations concerning the number of ward versus at large council seats and the application of wards to the School Committee and not allow these recommendations to go in front of the voters on the ballot this November was wrong, and respectfully ask that you reconsider that decision in your meeting on July 23rd, and vote to allow the CRC’s recommendations to be placed on the November election ballot for the citizens to decide.

We believe that the work of the CRC was too important and too thorough to be rejected so quickly – and without much in the form of a public discussion.  At the July 9th Council meeting, limiting any public comments to just the beginning of the Council’s discussions on the CRC’s recommendation set a tone for limited input – especially by prohibiting public input and discussion as Council dealt with the recommendations and voted on key amendments.  We feel this was not only wrong, but denied the public an ability to have these issues properly vetted.

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151Susan PowersNewport, RI02840Jul 23, 2014
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