Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey ROCKFORD — Five proposed ordinances that would limit some of the city’s powers if voters in March agree to restore home rule authority were introduced to aldermen on Monday.The proposal includes a recall ordinance that would empower residents to remove local elected officials from office if enough voters feel their powers are being abused.“Home rule is a tool — it can be used for good and it can be used for bad,” Mayor Tom McNamara said. “I think the...
Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey ROCKFORD — Mayor Tom McNamara will introduce a series of measures to limit the city's powers if voters agree to restore home rule authority during a March 20 referendum.What McNamara calls "self-limiting" measures are in part a response to residents and critics who worry that home rule authority can too easily be abused.McNamara's proposals would give voters the power to recall aldermen or the mayor if they feel elected officials are doing a bad job or...
License increases for businesses among ideas considered to close a budget shortfall Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey ROCKFORD — Aldermen on Tuesday night voted to have city staff further develop several proposals from a resident-run financial task force meant to help the city confront a brewing financial crisis.The task force of residents, financial experts, union and business representatives worked for months to come up with 75 suggestions for the City Council on how to reduce what is...
Rockford would become the second city in Illinois with recall authority. It is one measure considered to assuage home rule concerns. Hervey concerned about recall putting power in hands of organized few.
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Selecting a term
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