Will Brigantine go back to a three-member commission form of government? If the group “Respectable Brigantine” gathers enough voter signatures – about 1,400 – the referendum could appear on a ballot.
Vince Sera, spokesman for the group, said ‘we already have 500 signatures. Our goal is 1,700.’ Sera said the group is non-partisan.
Sera would like to see a ‘commission’ form of government, where three members would each look over various city departments. Sera also wants to ditch the ward system. “We want elected leaders to be accountable to all voters, no matter where they live.”
Brigantine Mayor, Phil Guenther said he signed the petition because he “believes it could reduce the gridlock”.
Guenther also points to commissions in Margate and Ventnor. They also have small year-round populations. Sera wants to give Brigantine residents another option. “If people want this change, we’ll make it happen now”.
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