L-A Charter group sets up website


LEWISTON — Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Joint Charter Commission just made it easier for Twin Cities residents to keep up with what they’re doing, creating a new website: newlacharter.ning.com.

The website contains meeting minutes, links to upcoming agendas and meeting schedule as well as a place for residents to write their opinions.

The group has been meeting since July, wrestling with the questions of how to combine two municipalities. The six members were elected by voters in June — three from Lewiston and three from Auburn.

Their next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, in Auburn Hall.

So far, commissioners have matched the relevant portions of the current city charters for Lewiston and Auburn with that of a model charter created by the National Civic League. That model charter covers basic rules for cities, including how councilors and mayors are elected, how voting districts are determined and how ordinances are created and approved.

Over the next few months, they’ll go over the three charters section by section, reviewing and debating the best options.

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