Released today after turning in the chief operating officer petitions:
City Manager Petition Submission
We, the people of the City of Bristol, do hereby submit this day, July 29, 2008, our signatures attesting to our desire to place the question pertaining to the establishment of the position of Chief Operating Officer for the City of Bristol on the November ballot.
Whereas a Charter Revision Commission comprised of our fellow citizens convened, and
Whereas the Charter Revision Commission recommended that Bristol modify its form of government, and
Whereas the Bristol City Council voted 5 – 2 on June 16, 2008 against placing the question before the people, and
Whereas, the people have organized a bi-partisan effort to collect signatures of registered voters to overturn this grievous action against the people, and
Whereas duly registered voters serving as circulators have made a good faith effort to follow the prescribed Statues to enlist the support of their fellow citizens, and
Whereas, these circulators have collected and signed and duly notarized 260 petitions,
We therefore submit the signatures of 4363 citizens who have set their hand to this petition as an expression of their free will.
Let it be self-evident that this is an expression of the collective resolve of the people to “let the voters choose.”
We respectfully request that the City perform their due diligence to certify these signatures and provide us with a full accounting of the results under the law.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the petition circulators at 2:00pm this day, July 29, 2008, to the City Clerk of the City of Bristol,
Ken Johnson Ken Cockayne
Craig Yarde Craig Minor
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