NEWS ALERT: Committee, petitioners spy common ground

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By Roger Snodgrass

The outcome was still fluid, but the petitioners and the Charter Review Committee began talking to each other on another level Monday.

For one thing, they began exploring on what terms citizens might participate in the approval process for major expenditures, a role they can be currently denied when the projects are paid for by gross receipts taxes.

Meanwhile, Ellen Walton, Robert Pelak and others in the reformist camp explained the rationale behind some of their positions, suggesting a willingness to rework the language to take into account practical concerns that have been raised since then.

Read more in Tuesday's Monitor.