County Executive Vetoes Charter Amendments

County Executive Ed Day released a statement on Thursday announcing that he vetoed the Legislature’s proposed reform to the 30-year old charter. Ed Day stated that the charter was meant to have many changes made, including term limits and special elections to fill vacancies on the Legislature, rather than the current charter’s system, in which legislators are appointed to fill empty spaces. Day stated that the law was, “weak on ethical standards and comprehensive oversight.” According to the County Executive the proposal included good changes to the budget and a new provision for the Deputy County Executive’s appointment, but he will not approve a charter if it does not include term limits and elections. The Legislature has the opportunity to override the veto of the law, which would have been finalized in November, on August 6.

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