Public Meeting Announced For Fort Oglethorpe Charter Review

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Fort Oglethorpe Charter Study Committee was created by two General Assembly resolutions.  Specifically, Georgia Senate Resolution 693 and Georgia House Resolution 1027.  Both resolutions involved the creation of the committee which was charged with the process of undertaking a study of the conditions, needs, issues, and problems identified in the resolutions or related thereto, including a comprehensive review of the city charter.  

Officials said, "The committee began meeting on June 11, and will continue to meet until these items have been accomplished and the review of the city charter is complete. The process may include recommendations for action or legislation which the committee deems necessary or appropriate and the submittal of a revised city charter for legislative approval on or before Dec. 31.  We are fully involved in that process and have made significant progress."  

A public meeting will be held on Oct. 8, at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. to discuss progress and to provide an opportunity for the citizens of the city to meet the committee and express any concerns they may have regarding the government of Fort Oglethorpe.  

"We encourage attendance and participation by everyone in our city. An effective city charter will ensure that our government operates in an open and transparent manner and is efficient in its responsibilities to its citizens.  We look forward to completion of this important work and hearing our citizens concerns on Oct. 8, at LFO," officials said. 


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