An anti-fluoride group has submitted a petition to change the city of Port Angeles’ form of government.
“Our Water Our Choice” submitted a thousand signatures on the petition to the city clerk yesterday. That’s more twice the number needed. It calls for reorganizing the city from a code city to a second-class city.
It could also move for a re-election of the entire city council.The Clallam County auditor and prosecutor now will review the signatures and language of the petition.
OWOC said they filed the petition after a city ad hoc committee dealing with the fluoride issues did not produce an alternative to end adding fluoride to the city water supply.
The drive to change the city’s form of government began after the city council voted late last year 4-3 to continue adding fluoride.
If the city reverts to second-class status, the city would be stripped of many of its abilities to create its own laws and would be governed almost exclusively by rules set forth in state statutes.
Port Angeles changed to a code city in the early 1970’s.