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The Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Charter Review Committee (CRC) will hold the first of a series of “listening sessions” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, according to a county announcement.
The subcommittee is seeking public comments about two recent petitions for changes to the County Charter that were considered by the Council on Jan. 3.
The Council voted against two resolutions that would have called for a Special Election regarding the petitions; however, the Council directed the CRC to explore the underlying issues relevant to the two petitions and seek extensive public feedback. The petitions proposed adding two new sections to the Charter: Section 705 would require an annual election for voter approval of certain capital projects and of the conveyance, lease or major change in use of public lands and setting forth requirements affecting the annual election process. Section 706 would set forth requirements concerning petitions and ballot measures.
Future listening sessions are scheduled as follows:
• 5:30- 7 p.m. Wednesday, White Rock Town Hall;
• 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, White Rock Town Hall;
• 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 16, Fuller Lodge;
The Issues Identification Subcommittee will evaluate comments and report at the next meeting of the full Charter Review Committee at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Los Alamos Golf Course Clubhouse.