Pubdate: Mon, 10 Jul 2006
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen (IA)
Copyright: 2006 Iowa City Press-Citizen
Author: Carol deProsse
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


A decision in the Charter Amendments case has been filed at the 
courthouse by Judge Thomas. This decision is in favor of the 
plaintiffs and against Iowa City. If the city appeals the decision, 
the argument will go all the way to the state Supreme Court for final 

However, if the city does not appeal, then the City Council is 
obligated by the decision to place on the ballot the three proposed 
amendments to the City Charter that were petitioned by over 1,600 
qualified voters of Iowa City.

Briefly, these amendments would create a retention election for the 
chief of police and the city manager, create a permanent Police 
Citizens Review Board with the power of subpoena and instruct the 
police to make the investigation and arrest of personal use amounts 
of marijuana a low priority.

Carol deProsse

Lone Tree
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