published Friday, August 6th, 2010

County needs home rule to merge with city, Littlefield says


by Cliff Hightower

Mayor Ron Littlefield proposed today that the county establish its own home rule as a way of unifying city and county government.

“Maybe it’s time to revisit it,” Littlefield said today during a Civitan Club meeting at Bessie Smith Hall.

He said Hamilton County looked at establishing its own charter in the 1980s. If that were to happen, the city might abandon its charter and merge with the county, he said.

It would take referendums by county residents to establish its charter and city residents to abandon theirs, officials said.

For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.

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Salsa said...

Little Ron needs to just shut up and go away.

August 6, 2010 at 3:42 p.m.
Jimtbo said...

Yep, Salsa, he and the whole city government need to just close up shop and go away. That way the only thing left would be the county government. What do you think, Mayor?

August 6, 2010 at 4:57 p.m.
Oz said...

We are still waiting for the savings from merging the school system and some positives results. Why would we want to merge anything else?

August 6, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.
MountainJoe said...

Maybe the mayor needs some portals so his demons can be released :)

August 6, 2010 at 11:47 p.m.
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