Shaffer said during his mayor’s report that at the county charter meeting, members of the commission who had been in favor of a motion to make county elections partisan resuscitated the issue — which had been defeated at the commission’s last meeting on a 14-9 vote — by claiming that it had been called to vote too quickly and had not been not sufficiently debated.
Shaffer said the group brought in a parliamentarian to observe proceedings at the meeting, and that the group re-opened debate on the issue. After more than an hour of discussion, the group voted on the election partisanship motion again. It failed again, though this time with a 13-11 vote.
“We think,” Shaffer said, “that this settles the issue for good.”