Thank you again for your concern. I apparently left you with the wrong impression. The city council has acted within it's authority to create an ambulance franchise, although some would argue otherwise. The referendum NO vote came AFTER all the city legal actions, as a means to convince the council that opposition<quoted text>oh now i understand .. my grandmother lives there that is why i am concerend incase anyone was wondering why someone from medford would possibly be posting on a pocahontas forum... just concerned with her well being... if the city went against the vote of the general population that that case needs to be brought to the attention of kait and other local news back there... it also needs to be brought to the attention of your local and state congress men and women... and
lastly the governor .. if no substantial reply is accurately giving some sort of resolution to the matter then it needs to be brought to the attention of the state and federal police.. noone is above the law .. noone can have their voice silenced ... and i applaud everyone back there for taking a stand and the initative to get things done.. haven't seen anything like that back there in years.
was legetimate. Arkansas happens to be one of several states where citizens can "recall" an ordinance, and that is exactly what happened in this
case. More comprehensive news coverage would have been nice, the opposition would have won by an even greater margin if all the facts had been exposed.
The greatest complaint of the opposition is that the city council has met only the minimum legal requirements for public discussion & input, thereby depriving citizens of due process in a matter deserving much greater attention. All authorities have been contacted as you suggest, they say they have no jurisdiction, and it appears as if the matter will be left entirely up to the local populace.
The struggle will continue. Two EMS companies are running now, and the run numbers will give another indication of the preferred company.