Supervisor Joanne Yepsen speaks out before Maplewood Manor vote. Photo by Marci Revette
continued After the vote, Tyler vowed to continue to fight the privatization, and said she has already started a petition to ask for a permissive referendum. She hopes to gather 12,000 signatures.
“This group has the potential to do amazing things,” she said.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge said a public referendum cannot be forced and would now be a moot point.
“A permissive referendum was not written into the legislation for this vote,” he said. “The board felt that as elected officials we need to move forward towards the LDC. We did not want a long, drawn-out process of referendums and votes and whatnot.”