Thursday, January 15, 2009

Luzerne Commissioners Now Support Home Rule Commission

Luzerne County Commissioners have changed their position on the issue of Home Rule in Luzerne County. The commissioners have decided to support a ballot measure for the May Primary.

In essence, the question will be placed on the May ballot, asking of another study commission should be formed. The measure will be advertised as an ordinance and voted on at their January 26th, meeting.

Eleven electors will be selected to act as the commission at the same time as the question is voted on. Should the question pass, the eleven will be placed on the commission.

Interested parties must pass petitions along the same guidelines as candidates for other offices. The window of opportunity for circulation is February 17 through March 10, 2009.

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