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Measure A may create problems

Reader Input
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My other questions linger on (“Charter city questions linger,” Reader Input, April 17). I did find this information: The disadvantages of being a charter city include:
• Exposure to legal challenges with respect to what constitutes a “municipal affair” vs. a statewide concern;
• Limited case law, in comparison to general law cities, from which to evaluate legal exposure when applying charter language;
• Costs associated with charter amendments; and limitations contained within some detailed charter documents restricting local authority beyond that experienced by general law cities.
Do the benefits of the Measure A outweigh the problems that might be created?
Mike Monahan, Auburn