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Westbrook Charter Amendment 1

Question 1. Shall the city of Westbrook approve the Charter amendment summarized below? Summary of amendment: To amend section 3.1 to increase the appropriation and expenditure threshold requiring City Council approval from $3,000 to $5,000.Notes:* The amount was last increased 22 years ago. * School spending is not included. * Charter amendments require at least 30% of the total voters in the last November election to vote either yes or no on the question for the change to go into effect.

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  • Yes - For the Measure

  • No - Against the Measure

* The amount needs to keep pace with inflation

* Raising the limit with reduce the number of items on city council agendas
* Requiring city council oversight increases accountability for city spending