Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Easton Community Bill of Rights Meeting Set for Monday

A public meeting to discuss the proposed Community Bill of Rights for the City of Easton is set for Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, located on the sixth floor of City Hall, 1 South Third St.

This time and date has been confirmed by city officials and has been advertised in legal notices placed in local newspapers. Any other date, time or location that may be rumored to exist is incorrect, both City Clerk Tom Hess and Mayor Sal Panto have confirmed via email.

All interested citizens are invited to attend.

The proposed legislation would establish by city ordinance that "Corporations are not natural persons and corporate powers shall be subordinate to people’s rights," along with declaring the right of city residents to "exercise governing power in the City of Easton over the behavior of corporations chartered by the state in their name" and calls for changes at the state constitutional level to secure the right of communities to self-governance.

The full text of the bill is viewable here. (Scroll past Bill 23.)

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