Um, maybe he should talk to the Board of Elections.
Manager Hanson said there are different sections of the Constitution that might apply.
Attorney Talley noted that the Home Rule Act did not apply, even though it was cited in the petition, since the school system charter is not in the City of Valdosta charter; it’s a separate pact.
Manager Hanson noted qualifying for city elections is next week, so no ballots can be ordered until that is done, and council’s next meeting is on 8 September. He didn’t mention that they could of course call a meeting before then: if I recall correctly, state law says 24 hour notice to the newspaper of record and a notice out front at the meeting place.
There was assorted cross-talk among council members.
Here’s the video:
5.a. First time I’ve heard some of these arguments —Deidra White @ VCC 25 August 2011
petition, education, referendum,
Regular Session, Valdosta City Council (LCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 August 2011.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.