Yes, you did. And you got 247 votes. Congratulations.
Rocking in a rocking chair is also taking action...it keeps you busy, but it sure won't get you anywhere. The action I was referring to is positive action that moves you closer to the realization of a worthy goal.
Oh? State law provides for changing from a town to a city...but does not provide statutes for regressing from a city to a town. I realize than nothing in life is truly 'permanent', but what sources do you cite that supports your claim that the solution presented is not 'permanent'?
How long ago did the people of our town vote it down? I believe it was many, many years ago. Has there been a change in demographics or attitudes that would make such a change possible now?
Now it's time for me to cry 'Uncle' and stop participating in the 'rocking chair' activity of this discussion. Have it your way if you wish. I think I'll move on to goal achieving activities.
Back on topic...
1). 247 is considerably more than you. Thanks.
2). Speaking out, rallying people, and lobbying is positive action.
3).IC 36-4-1-6 Petition to change city to town; summons; trial; issue; order;transition; provisional government
Sec. 6. (a) A petition to change a city into a town may be filed as a civil action in the circuit court for the county in which the city is located. The petition must be signed by at least two-thirds (2/3) of the taxpayers twenty-one (21) years of age or older who reside in the city.
(b) Whenever a petition is filed under this section, the clerk of the circuit court shall issue a summons to the city in its corporate name. A taxpayer who signed the petition may not withdraw his signature on or after the return date of the summons.
© An action under this section shall be tried by the court without a jury, and the only issue to be determined is whether the petition contains the genuine signatures of the number of taxpayers required.If the court finds in the affirmative, it shall enter an order changing the city into a town.
(d) After an order is entered under subsection ©, the executive and the legislative body of the municipality shall organize as a town legislative body, with the executive becoming the town executive,and the remaining officers of the municipality shall exercise only the functions that may be exercised by the corresponding town officers.If none of the functions of a city officer or board is exercised undera town government, that officer or board shall immediately file a finalreport with and turn over all records and property in his or its custodyto the town legislative body. After the final report of a former city officer or board is approved by the town legislative body, that office or board is abolished.
(e) The provisional town government provided for in subsection(d) shall serve until the time prescribed by IC 3-10-6-5 for a regular town election
You may want to read the statutes before you make statements like, "State law provides for changing from a town to a city...but does not provide statutes for regressing from a city to a town."
4). I recognize that a vote to change from a town to a city could be had at anytime. My suggestion, if implemented, would make that transition easier in my opinion. Also, moving to a city does not get rid of the Town Manager argument. 3rd class cities can have a Town Manager as well.
You asked for my opinion Tom. I gave it to you. I'm glad that you have decided to join me in activism away from the keyboard. Perhaps we could work together to make Clarksville great.