The Government Study Commission is in the home stretch to put the proposed Luzerne County charter on the ballot in November. Some procedures and policies were adjusted in the last meeting but the 2 big issues are still up in the air. Should the county council have 11 members elected at-large or should there be fewer members to be elected by district ? Is an appointed county manager better than an elected one? Like the 2003 charter this plan also eliminates elections for most of the row officers, which is a good thing.
Kingston Mayor Jim Haggerty states the case for the new plan in this video.
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