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Voters close to second shot at Home Rule

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” Residents will have one last opportunity to voice their opinions on a new draft of the home rule government reform charter before the county commissioners vote to send it back to a ballot or let it die.

The proposal that, among other measures, would expand the board of county commissioners from three to five members, was rejected by voters in November.

The citizens home rule commission will hold a public comment session in the

commissioners chamber in the Eagle County Building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, and will then officially meet for a vote to give the charter to the county commissioners, who have the final say over whether the measures goes back to a ballot.

The county commissioners have set a special meeting at 8 a.m., Friday, solely for the purpose of sending the charter to a vote.

“We have no choice but to send it forward, according to our county attorney,” Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi said.

The Colorado Constitution provides for a second attempt on ballot initiatives as long as the second election is held within 180 days from the first. If approved by county commissioners on Friday, ballots will be mailed out to voters on April 2, and will be due back on May 1.

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