Voters to Be Asked Whether To Limit Citizen Initiatives in Polk

Thu, Aug 21 2008

County commissioners decided Wednesday to ask residents whether they want to squelch themselves.

By a 4-1 vote, commissioners agreed to put four proposed charter amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. The changes, if approved by voters, would make it harder for citizens to change the county charter or enact ordinances commissioners refused to consider. They would also prevent any question regarding citizen initiatives or tax referendums from being considered at any time other than during general elections every two years.