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Columbian Urges YES Vote on Charter

Peter Aller

The upcoming charter won’t likely be the difference between sunny and stormy days. But if passed, it will change the way we are governed. (bigstockphoto.com; istockphoto.com; The Columbian)

The upcoming charter won’t likely be the difference between sunny and stormy days. But if passed, it will change the way we are governed. (bigstockphoto.com; istockphoto.com; The Columbian)

The Columbian column "Press Talk: The proposed Charter and its chances" (10/11/14) is a ringing endorsement for CharterYes! by Editor Lou Brancaccio.  He points out the necessity for the Charter at this time and offers his take on the reasons it fits so well now. 

He also points out that apathy on the part of the electorate leads to abuse and can provide ugly surprises on a public bent on ignoring local issues. 

So Vote next week when the ballots arrive in the mail and VOTE Yes for the Charter.

If you are not familiar with the proposed Home Rule Charter and its conception see the website CharterYes!  It discusses the orderly process of electing 15 non-partisan freeholders to draft the Charter, the working together by the group, the research of costs, and the genuine good will put into the document.

The Charter ups the number of commissioners for 3 to 5, reduces salaries to incur no increases, adds a County Manager who covers the priority of County work, the hiring and management of Department heads and separates that office from the commissioners board.  Opportunities for abuse are greatly reduced with this structure.  Initiatives and Referendums are made an opportunity for the voters.  Inspection for upgrades to the Charter are required.

It's a good Charter and just what we need to upgrade our county government structure from the dated 1889 form that we currently have and the abuse that can occur.

Read the whole charter - it's very readable - at this LINK.