Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Calling all Citizens

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I do not see you later … well then … Good Night!

On Thursday evening April 8th at 7 PM, a public hearing will be held at Town Hall to solicit public input for possible changes to the SWR Charter. The charter is the governing document that created the Town and it, like the US constitution, sets the framework for who we are as a town. It defines our form of government, the size of of our council, frequency of elections, and the nature of our town. It can decide that we want to become another Pembroke Pines or Weston or maintain our rural, agricultural character. To read our charter click on Town Charter.

Why is this meeting important? Other than adding a financial administrator position to the charter back in 2006 the Town's charter has never been modified. This is your opportunity to leave everything the way it is or make changes to our rural character, form of government or anything else not controlled by state law. If you have any ideas, please attend or contact the Mayor or council with the phone numbers and email addresses provided here. Any proposed changes the Council agrees upon will then be placed as referendum questions on the November ballot for SWR registered votes to decide.

Please get involved! It's possible that after this charter review cycle change may not be made until 2014.

That’s All Folks!!!

Wanch Waggler

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