Next Rockford tackles Home Rule: 8/15/2013 @ 7:30 am
Next Rockford Meeting
Thursday, August 15, 2013
7:30 am (1 hr meeting)
YWCA (across from Rockford University)
Topic: HOME RULE – Why? Why Not? (panel discussion)
When it comes to Home Rule, people tend to fall into one of three categories:
1. People who have heard about it but don’t feel like they understand it completely.
2. People who are strongly in favor of it.
3. People who are strongly opposed to it.
Educate yourself on this controversial topic as we welcome a panel of experts to discuss the legal aspects of home rule; its benefits and drawbacks; and its impact on communities that have it and on those that don’t.
Panelists include Paul Arena from the Rockford Apartment Association, who will share the perspective of landlords; Laurie Reynolds, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, who will discuss the legal issues around home rule; and Trisha Crowley, a retired attorney with the City of Champaign Legal Department and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s office, who will discuss how home rule functions in communities.
Please note that this is a new meeting date from the typical monthly general membership meeting. Hope to see you there!
Special thanks to Joel Zirkle, Scott Anderson, David Sidney, and Conor Brown for their leadership in this effort.
Questions? Call Frank Haney at (815) 979-9121.