Chamber to discuss longer terms in Davidson
by Staff Writer
At their meeting Tuesday, June 14, Davidson commissioners may vote to put the issue before the voters in a referendum this fall. The monthly Focus Friday meeting examines an issue of local interest. Chamber members will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Brick House Tavern, 209 Delburg St.
Davidson’s mayor and commissioners currently stand for election every two years, the practice followed by Charlotte and all other Mecklenburg County towns. The referendum would ask voters if they favor switching to staggered, four-year terms. The mayor and the top two vote-getters in the 2013 election would switch to four-year terms first, with the remaining three commissioners elected to four-terms in 2015.
Assistant Town Manager Dawn Blobaum will share with chamber members how the proposal will work as well as data the town has collected. Prosser D. “Sandy” Carnegie, an attorney with the McIntosh Law Firm and former Davidson commissioner, will speak in opposition.
The public is invited to meeting.