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Home Rule

Home Rule

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What D’ya Know … About City Government?
What D’ya Know … About City Government?

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Published by: gnuser on Apr 08, 2013
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Home Rule
Presented by Don Spencer 
League of Women VotersWorkshop on Morgantown CityGovernmentMarch 13, 2013
Preparation for a Home Rule
List of nearly 40 changes which the City Council andvarious commissions, committees and staff could notmake due to lack of State authorization - 2003-2006.
Summer Municipal League Conference.
Consulted with Jim Hunt
 “Go pilot…” 
Preparation of first draft of “white paper”.
Resolution for Morgantown City Council to participateif program approved by Legislature.Passed September 4, 2006 on 7-0 vote.
Definitions and History
Complete Ohio H.R. legislation:
 “Municipalities shall have the authority to
exercise all powers of self-government and toadopt and enforce within their limits suchlocal police, sanitary, or similar regulations,
as are not in conflict with general laws.” 
 -Constitution of Ohio as amended,September 3, 1912

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