Sunday, March 12, 2006

Suffrage for all...

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about a few developments in Town Center where residents are required to pay CPRA fees but aren't allowed to vote in village elections? No? Well, then, go here.

Their plight did not fall on deaf ears, thankfully. Delegate Liz Bobo has introduced emergency legislation that would complete the annexation processes for these developments, thereby allowing residents to vote or correcting the lien payments without representation (I don't think it's really accurate to say "taxation" in this case -- but I'm a pedant).

If approved by the General Assembly and signed by Bobby Gov the legislation would take effect immediately, meaning residents would be able to vote in the April 22 elections. Here's to a speedy and efficient legislative process.

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