Want REAL change in county govt?
Posted in the Greeneville Forum
#1 Aug 25, 2013
From http://greenecountyhomerule.com/HomeRuleFAQ.p... :
« What is Home Rule?
Home Rule is part of the Tennessee Constitution which allows citizens to create a charter, or set of rules, by which their county government must abide. Greene County currently abides by the generic rules specified in Nashville for counties not adopting their own charter.
« What is the effect of Home Rule?
Home Rule allows citizens the chance to control local government, to guard against the burdens of unreasonable tax increases, conflict-of-interest, and other excesses.
« Who wants Home Rule?
Wanting Home Rule, are concerned citizens who recognize that county government should protect the interests of taxpayers, not the interests of taxtakers.
« Who doesnt want Home Rule?
Against Home Rule, are politicians and their family/friends that make their living via government.
« What are the steps in obtaining Home Rule?
First step is petitioning for election of a Charter Commission. A petition drive is underway with an expected election in May 2014.
After Charter Commission writes the charter, another election is held; citizens vote yes or no, whether to adopt the charter or not.
« What are examples of Home Rule provisions?
∙ Tax increase requires citizens vote
∙ Conflict-of-interest eliminated from County Commission and School Board
∙ Term limits for politicians
Since: Aug 13
#2 Aug 25, 2013
Very good post! Thanks for the information.
#3 Aug 26, 2013
we all need to pray for this NATION. pray.pray pray for your soul
#5 Aug 26, 2013
Amen, Amen ,Amen!!!!!!!!!!
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