Welcoming Lebanon Ordinance
A Citizens’ Binding Initiative Petition relative to a “Welcoming Lebanon Ordinance” was submitted by a lawfully established Petitioners’ Committee to the City Clerk on October 28, 2019.
In accordance with City Charter §C419:23a, Citizens Binding Initiative, a qualified petition requires signatures by ten (10) percent of the votes cast in the last gubernatorial election. In this instance, 611 signatures were required for the petition to be qualified. 680 qualified signatures were certified by the City Clerk on December 27, 2019.
The Ordinance was formally presented to Lebanon City Council at their meeting on January 8, 2020 and a public hearing was scheduled and held on January 22nd. At the close of the public hearing the City Council took action to place the petition on the March 10, 2020 Ballot for consideration by Lebanon voters. Should the public vote to enact the Welcoming Lebanon Ordinance, it will become effective January 1, 2021.
The full process to file and enact a Citizens’ Binding Initiative can be found in the October 16, 2019 memo by City Clerk Sandra Allard.
The following are documents and resources related to the Welcoming Lebanon Ordinance.
- Welcoming Lebanon Ordinance (PDF)
- Certification of Petition Signatures (PDF)
- Legal Opinion RE: Welcoming Petition (PDF)
- City Council Memo on Adoption Process (PDF)
- January 8, 2020 City Council Meeting
- January 22, 2020 City Council Meeting
- Biased-Based Profiling Policy (PDF)