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Letter to the editor

Letter: Petition misses the point


The recent petition move to elect a mayor for the Town of Castle Rock is a failure in understanding the home rule charter and the role of mayor. Under the rules of the charter, the mayor has no more power than any councilmember. The power of government is in the seven-member council coalition. That council oversees the work of the town manager, who serves at the pleasure of council. The council is split 4-3 with an election every two years, and each member is elected to a four-year term.

My suggestion to those who disagree with the direction that council is moving is not to re-write the charter, but to show more than a 10 percent turnout, which is typical for our local elections.

Cliff Orr

Original signer of home rule charter


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