Damascus to remain a city

Damascus to remain a city

Damascus voters called for the city to disincorporate by a 2-to-1 margin, but the vote requires more than 50% of all the registered voters to pass.

Disincorporation advocate, Chris Hawes suggests that the election still sends a compelling message to Damascus leaders.

Hawes said, “They have without a doubt received a serious vote of no confidence, and my suggestion to them is that they all resign.”

Mayor Spinnett says he believes people are frustrated because the city hasn’t finalized a growth plan - something that the city has had on its “to do” list since it incorporated nine years ago, in the wake of being brought into the urban growth boundary. During the disincorporation campaign, Chris Hawes argued that disagreement over that plan was tearing apart the community.

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