Ontario panel picked to start first revision of charter in decades

A map of Ontario showing where elected officials have lived during the past decade. (Submitted photo)

ONTARIO – A committee of four citizens and three Ontario city councilors is dusting off the city charter this spring, intending to revise the document for the first time in 36 years. 

Jackson Fox, an Ontario resident, prompted formation of the committee.

Fox said he was motivated by the council’s decision in 2017 which “passed a 1% sales tax without a vote of the people. We formed a political action committee so we could gather money so we could gather enough signatures for a referendum. It was put in front of the people, and they voted it down.”

In a Jan. 19 petition, Fox requested that “the Ontario City Council consider an amendment to the city charter to . . .