Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The petition was initiated by Councilwoman Laura Mitchell in response to what she has called hastily passed legislation.
“We have made extensive efforts to reach out to Salisbury voters who wish to sign the petition but time is running out," Mitchell said. "If you wish to sign the petition but have not yet done so, we now need you to come to us.”
Mitchell and several volunteers will be in the north side parking lot at Sage Diner to provide the opportunity to sign the petition to bring the charter amendment to a referendum vote where the citizens of Salisbury can make their voice heard on the issue.
Sage Diner is located at 917 South Salisbury Boulevard.
"The citizens of Salisbury deserve to have a voice in this matter. I do not feel that I had a voice in this matter, so I know that the average citizen did not have the opportunity to voice their opinion in the seven days it took to pass this amendment with only four days public notice. The refusal of the council majority to allow additional discussion of the matter at the Oct. 10 meeting at which the resolution was passed thwarted our democratic process. A referendum vote will restore democracy in Salisbury,” Mitchell said.
Any Salisbury voter interested in signing is invited to attend. Immobile or homebound persons interested in signing the petition and anyone who has collected signatures to be submitted should call 410-422-2694 immediately. The deadline to submit the necessary 2,539 signatures is Saturday.
“We are well on our way, but we need a signature from every single person who supports this effort and we need it right now,” Mitchell said.
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Like it or not change is coming to the Salisbury City Council as the Wicomico Board Of Elections have given the Council Till Spring to enact a new plan for Salisbury's future. This I believe is letting the delay queens Debbie and Terry know they do not have unlimited time to drag this out.
The end of the reign of terror is coming soon so that light is on the horizon.
UPDATE: A commenter called me out for thr fact that I said it was the State Board of Elections that said get it done and they are correct it is the County Board. Thank you for the correction.
Delmar elected a new Mayor last night for the first time in 20 years in the person of Carl Anderton. This was the only logical choice as Carl has the vision for the future of Delmar. 2 new Commissioners were elected as well, Michael Gibb and Stephanie Ring. A third new Commissioner will be chosen to fill Mayor-Elect Anderton's seat and the obvious choice is Bunky Luffman not only for running a good campaign but being third in votes and has the same vision for the future of Delmar.