Basalt to consider home rule charter |

Basalt to consider home rule charter

Aspen Times Staff Report

One month after starting studies to see if the midvalley should secede from Eagle County, Basalt officials have started studying home rule regulations that would give the town more autonomy from state regulations.

The Town Council directed Town Manager Tom Baker to collect as much information as possible about the pluses and minuses of home rule and the process used to achieve it.

The board will review that information at a future work session, then decide if it wants to pursue further action.

Aspen and Pitkin County are home rule jurisdictions. The designation allows them to pass local regulations that in some cases supersede state regulations.

The home rule designation allowed Pitkin County to elect five commissioners rather than the three established by state law.

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