Do you think that the citizens of Jacksonville should be able to repeal laws passed by the City Council that are unjust?
Citizens do not have the right to repeal laws enacted by the Jacksonville City Council
This is a question that Harry Lewis, co-chairman of Empower Jacksonville, intends to ask city leaders soon. A little-known feature of the Jacksonville City Charter—that the citizens do not have the right to repeal laws enacted by the Jacksonville City Council—a ruling that could impact the nation, is at the forefront of the group’s concern. Empower Jacksonville is putting forth a valiant effort in their mission—an initiative to change the Charter, with an end that the voter voice in Duval County might hold more gravitas in city decision and policy-making than it currently does. If they’re successful in getting the word out about their mission, it is likely that you’ll see a spot on the August ballot asking citizens to check Yes or No on the issue.
“There is a sweeping movement within our country, that people want the power back. They don’t have confidence in the government officials because they have been so heavily influenced by lobbyists.” Harry Lewis, Co-chairman, Empower Jacksonville
The group that Harry is involved with, Empower Jacksonville, is made up of pastors, busines