Lackawanna County Courthouse, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lackawanna County would find itself on a rarely traveled path if voters were to approve a switch in county government from the traditional three-commissioner form to a system with an elected council and an elected executive or appointed manager.
But in the four decades since it became an option under Pennsylvania law, a mere six counties – Luzerne and Allegheny included – have adopted home rule charters that scrapped their three-member boards of commissioners in favor of an executive/council or a council/manager form of government.
A group led by Dunmore insurance executive Chuck Volpe wants to place a referendum on the May 21 ballot to establish a commission to study and recommend changes to county government, with the expressed goal of replacing the commissioners with an elected executive and elected council.
Join the Montgomery County Commissioners in a conversation on the administration’s first year in office. Learn about new initiatives the commissioners will be working on in 2013, and have your questions about county government answered. Monday, Feb. 11th, 7 pm, Montgomery County Community College, West Campus, Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown. For more information please call the Commissioners’ office at 610-278-3062.