Monroeville voters say ‘yes’ to five home rule charter amendments
Monroeville voters approved five ballot questions during last week’s primary election.
Residents were asked whether they want to make changes to the municipality’s home rule charter that range in significance from reducing the size of an advisory board to publishing ordinances when they are proposed rather than after they are adopted.
The question that received the most “no” votes was question four. It amended a rule requiring the municipality to advertise in a newspaper when boards had vacancies and reduced the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board from 11 members to eight.
To see each of the amendments to the charter, including an explanation of what will happen now that they are approved, go online to bit.ly/2HhHAII.
The home rule charter gives Monroeville the ability to set up its government structure and outlines its authority and its limitations. Municipalities that choose home rule can do anything that’s not specifically denied by the state constitution, the General Assembly, or the charter itself.
Monroeville’s home-rule charter became effective in 1976 and its major revision was in 1996.