The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


November 30, 2009

Residents want veto of historic commission amendment


The mayor told the group that if he vetoed the changes to the ordinance “We’ll be back to square one.”

After the meeting, Williams said he would have to rethink the issue.

“I am concerned that that many people signed the petition,” said Williams.

I don’t really want to veto anything. I was under the impression that we had gotten everything objectionable out.

“They would rather me veto it and go back to the old ordinance, although they weren’t happy with that either. If I do veto it, it will have to be within the next few days. I would have to notify the city clerk who would have to carry it to the council at the next meeting.

The next meeting of the City Council is Dec. 14.

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