Fact sheet info 'was not threat to sue'

By Kent Myers, City Manager —

Last week there was an article in the Standard-Radio Post about the city election on May 10 that will include a proposed amendment to the city charter. This article has resulted in a number of inquiries to City Hall.  I am writing this to respond to these inquiries.

Prior to submitting the charter amendment petition, the city attorney and I met with about seven local citizens who were proponents of the petition. We told this group that we were in the process of developing new financial management policies and would try to address their concerns in our new policies. 

Shortly after this meeting, the petition requesting the election was submitted to the city secretary’s office. After obtaining legal advice from our attorney and outside legal counsel, the council voted to reject the petition that was submitted. However, the council decided to proceed with the charter election to allow voters an opportunity to vote on this issue. 

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