Winthrop Seeks Petition/Referendum Changes: Why?
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Drive to enhance citizen powers gains certification
By STEVE CARTWRIGHT
Saturday, February 03, 2007
WINTHROP -- Two petitions seeking changes in the town charter were certified as valid by town officials, will be considered by the Town Council on Monday.
One petition seeks to reduce the number of signatures required to have a petition certified by the town clerk, from 25% of voters in the most recent gubernatorial election, to 5%.
The second petition would prevent the Town Council from overturning any referendum vote for a period of five years.