Home Rule in Carbondale

The November 8, 2022, general election in Carbondale will include a referendum on Home Rule. The League of Women Voters of Jackson County has prepared a document to provide information about this referendum.
» [ PowerPoint slide show ]
» [ .pdf document ] 

October 5 Panel

A city’s home rule status affects many aspects of the city’s governance. The question of whether to keep home rule in Carbondale will be on the ballot in the upcoming November election. On October 5, 2022, panelists Don Monty and Sheila Simon discussed the ins-and-outs of home rule. Program hosted by the Carbondale Public Library.
» This event has concluded; watch on YouTube (~59 minutes)

How Does The League Select Issues for Emphasis?

In League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both education and action.

The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization; each League member has the opportunity to influence the selection of issues where the local, state, and national League will focus time, talent and money.

Every two years, members of local Leagues engage in Program Planning. Based on the results of this, the Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period.