Letters to the editor – 3/31/12 (2)

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March 31, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Dear editor,

Last April, Iolans elected the new eight-member city council and Mayor Shirley, after the public referendum to change the city’s form of government.  According to the Register’s article on the referendum (Oct. 19, 2010), “the law that puts in place an eight-member city council, should voters say ‘no’ to the actions of current commissioners, also mandates that council members and the mayor be up for election after two years and that the city treasurer be elected rather than appointed. Changing those rules would require charter ordinances.”

Currently then, the council falls under the Kansas statute for councils in cities of Iola’s size/class, and all members of the council are up for election in two years (and not three, as listed on the city’s web page).

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