Rutland Charter Amendments, 4 (March 2010)
Three of four proposed amendments were approved
The first charter amendment proposed was to set a ten year limit on the mayor and board of alderman's terms, if those currently in office are over the ten year mark they would not be eligible for re-election.
The third charter amendment proposed asked if city officials should contribute at least 20 percent of their health care premiums yearly, currently city officials on average pay 6 percent yearly.
The fourth charter amendment proposed asked if school officials should contribute at least 20 percent of their health care premiums yearly, currently school employees pay 10 percent yearly.
- YES 2,683
- NO 1,166
Even though these three amendments were approved by voters, the state rejected the changes and thus they will not be implemented. The reason the state legislature gave for rejecting these amendments was a question of the legality of them. State legislature officials noted that the town did not do enough research before the amendments were proposed.