Goodbye, Home Rule Charter?

It's a quixotic quest: Eliminate the Home Rule Charter, the primary document that dictates how city government works, by asking voters to get rid of it this November.

But Pete Wirs, who belongs to a group of dissidents in the Philly GOP, says he and fellow organizers have gathered one-third of the signatures needed to get the question on the ballot this November. Wirs believes the Home Rule Charter is at the root of such city problems as the Deferred Retirement Option Program, the pension perk better known as DROP.

Heard in the Hall believes getting this on the ballot remains a longshot, but stay tuned for more details.


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