Home Rule is a form of government based on a charter written by residents rather than based only on what is allowed by state statute. The Town of Erie is currently a statutory town. Home Rule is based upon the theory that the residents in the community know best how to solve local issues. A Home Rule Charter could give you the chance to determine if Erie should become a city or stay a town, whether the Board of Trustees should become a council, what the term limits are for elected officials, and so much more. You could be a part of writing Erie’s future!
On March 16, the Board of Trustees reviewed an engagement plan that lays out all the opportunities for the public to provide feedback, ideas, and comment on whether to add a Home Rule question to the ballot this fall. Watch the discussion in full and get ready to provide your input soon!