Group fails request for non-compliance hearing of Council

A group of citizens seeking a non compliance hearing with the Brady City Council on two issues received word by mail Monday that their request was denied. The letter written by city secretary Christi McAnally was accompanied by a legal opinion from city attorney Terry Norman stating his belief that the petition was invalid. For a noncompliance hearing to be held, a petition must be accompanied by the signatures of 100 registered voters. According to McAnally, the first request was accompanied by only 78 qualified signatures and the second was invalid because the signatures included duplicate pages and pages that had been cut and pasted from the first petition. The group of individuals seeking the hearing had based the petition on two issues, the first being the council’s failure to include individuals on the agenda and the second concerning the city’s settings of utility rates.

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