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TC Res. No. 2007-16 SUPPORT OF THE 2007 BALLOT ISSUE KNOWN ASTOWN OF AVON, COLORADO RESOLUTION NO. 07-16 SERIES OF 2007 A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE 2007 BALLOT ISSUE KNOWN AS ""REFERENDUM 1A WHETHER THE PROPOSED EAGLE COUNTY HOME RULE' CHARTER, AS REVISED BY THE EAGLE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER COMMISSION, SHALL BE APPROVED" 'THAT WILL CHANGE THE EAGLE COUNTY FORM OF GOVERNMENT FROM STATUTORY TO HOME RULE WHEREAS adoption of the Eagle County Home Rule charter will increase the number of Commissioners representing constituents from three to five thereby increasing the diversity of Commissioner experience and the ideological and geographic representation of communities in Eagle County, WHEREAS five Commissioners will be better able to serve , and represent Eagle County and the Town of Avon, on regional and state committees on matters such as mass transit, housing, roads wildfire mitigation and other topics directly affecting Avon, WHEREAS five Commissioners will permit informal discussion between two of them and therefore provide improved understanding, analysis and exploration of alternative actions and solutions while still requiring deliberation and decision making be solely at noticed public meetings, WHEREAS adoption of Home Rule will add rigor to decision making by requiring the documentation of findings and conclusions and approvals and denials by'Ordinance and Resolution, WHEREAS the voters of Eagle County will gain the ability to directly place Initiatives and Referenda on the ballot, a power not currently available to the voters, being therefore an increase in governance power of the people, WHEREAS the creation of five Commissioner Districts results in a smaller Districts.from which Commissioners are elected so that they will have greater awareness and understanding of their now more narrowly defined geographical representation, WHEREAS ethical conduct and decorum requirements will be increased by the inclusion in the Charter of ARTICL X - CODE OF ETHICS that sets expectations greater than state requirements, WHEREAS the position of County Manager is defined as Chief Operating Officer and thereby precluding excessive and biased intrusion by the Board of County Commissioners into daily operating, personnel and policy implementation matters, WHEREAS the role of the Board of County Commissioners is defined as' the elected Policy Body focused on the strategies and directions of the County, WHEREAS the Town of Avon will be benefitted by the more effective operation of our.superior governing body, will be better represented, will be more equitably considered and treated within the municipalities of the County; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of'the Town of Avon that this Council concludes that‚Äěthe adoption of the revised Home Rule Charter is in the best interests of Avon and the County and supports its adoption by a "yes" vote on REFERENDUM 1A. ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Avon the 24th day of April, 2007. _ Patty MdKenn~, To*n Clerk Resolution No. 07-16 Support REF 1A Page 2of2 Ronald C. Wolfe, Mayor