Proposed charter/bill of rights is all about democracy

Joan Jurich   

Abe Alassaf’s (The NEWS, July 26) call to alarm about the proposed Athens County Charter hinges on a series of supposings. He imagines neighbors and county commissioners run amok with power. He imagines neighbors and county commissioners imposing their personal tastes on what he is able to do on his land.

It is easy to think of reasons to worry if you don’t know what the charter actually says and what it is most likely to do. Before readers are alarmed, they should study the charter proposal and discuss it with their neighbors.

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