Political group formed to promote charter government among voters

March 27, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A political action committee created to promote charter government in Carroll County will register this morning with the Board of Elections in order to begin fund raising.

The bipartisan group -- Carroll County Citizens for Charter Government -- hopes to "educate the public concerning the specifics of the charter" that would serve as a constitution for the proposed government, said spokesman John Culleton.

The group also will "seek to counter the disinformation campaign being waged by charter opponents," Culleton said.

Carroll voters will decide on May 2 whether to choose charter government of an executive and county council; expand the Board of County Commissioners from three members to five; or keep the government as it is with three commissioners exercising the executive and legislative functions of county government.

If voters approve charter government, they would elect a county executive and a five-member county council in the fall.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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