What are the procedures for adopting a Home Rule Charter?
Adopting a Home Rule Charter involves three primary steps:
- Adoption of an ordinance by the Board of Trustees, or by submitting a petition to the Board of Trustees signed by not less than 5% of the registered voters in the Town of Erie.
- Conducting an election to adopt or disapprove the proposed Home Rule Charter.
- Conducting an election to elect the Charter Commission members who will prepare a draft Charter.