A group of 11 Arroyo Grande residents is considering whether the future of the City should like with a local constitution. If the group approves sending a charter to a vote of the people, it could give the City greater control over local affairs.
Arroyo Grande officials has been considering a charter for more than a year, hopeful that if one gains approval, the City could save money in future years. One source of savings would be a prevailing wage provision that would allow the City to not pay a fixed, state rate for locally funded projects. In the opinion of the City Manager, that could save between $50,000 and $200,000 per year.
Opponents of the chartering plan question that savings.
But other liberties would be bestowed via a charter. One opportunity the group of 11 is considering is allowing volunteers to work with contractors on various City projects.
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