Peaks Island Advisory Petition on Secession
(Signatories must be Peaks Island residents of voting age please)
Advisory Petition to the Honorable Paul LePage, Governor of the state of Maine, and members of the Maine State Legislature.
WHEREAS, the Honorable Windol Weaver, R-York has submitted a bill to the current legislative session that would permit the secession of Peaks Island from the City of Portland without meeting the requirements of the existing State statute on secession; and
WHEREAS, the decision to secede for a community is difficult if not impossible to reverse; and
WHEREAS, existing statute requires sufficient time for fact finding, discussion, negotiation, and election to complete the act of seceding from a community; and
WHEREAS, a fair amount of time is provided by law for all with interest to research, dialogue, debate, and provide information to each person participating in the secession vote; and
THEREFORE, we the undersigned do petition the State Legislature and the Governor to require that any secession effort on Peaks Island follow the process laid out in existing State of Maine statute.
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