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The Lewiston Auburn Joint Charter Commission is responsible for drafting a charter which, if approved by the voters, will result in a unified government for what has long been one community. 

First and foremost, our task is to listen.  We want to understand your concerns and to learn about the opportunities you see.

Our process will be methodical and thorough, and conclusions are a long way off.  It is our general feeling, though, that we have a unique opportunity to rethink how a community is organized and managed. 

Indeed, why can’t we take a fresh look at our resources and build a new Auburn + Lewiston that becomes a model 21st century city.  If we can start with a clean slate, why can’t we innovate and become Maine’s most desirable place to live, learn, work, and play?

We invite your thoughts, and we invite your active participation.  Subscribe to (join) this site, and you’ll be kept up to date on everything we are doing.

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Gene Geiger published an article
If two ancient Italian hill towns can overcome centuries of animosity and merge, maybe...
A Merger of Brunello and Truffles? 2 Tuscan Towns May Be Better Together
Gaia Pianigiani, August 9, 2016

A fort atop the Italian town of Montalcino. In Octobe…
20 hours ago
Gene Geiger published an article
Agenda 8.25.2016
Monday
Gene Geiger published articles
Aug 9
Gene Geiger published an article
Agenda 8.11.2016
Meeting Recording 8.11.2016
Aug 8
Gene Geiger published an article
Agenda 7.28.2016
Minutes 7.28.2016
Meeting Recording 7.28.2016
Jul 24
Gene Geiger published an article
The meeting focused primarily on transition issues.
Agenda 7.14.2016
Minutes 7.14.2016
There was no audio recording of the meeting as the owner of the device was out of town and did not participate.
Jul 12
Jon Paradis is now a member of New LA Charter
Jul 12
Gene Geiger published articles
Jul 3
Edward Cormier is now a member of New LA Charter
Jun 29
Gene Geiger published an article
Attorney Elliott Epstein argued in a June 26, 2016 OpEd in the Sun Journal that some Auburn politicians seem "determined to blow up the bridges between Auburn and Lewiston and have already sent out the sappers to lay the charges."  
He concluded his…
Jun 26
Angela Snow is now a member of New LA Charter
Jun 22
Gene Geiger published an article
On Monday, June 13 Joe Stefko and Paul Bishop presented highlights of the Baseline Report in a public meeting held at the Auburn Public Library.
Click here to access the PowerPoint they used at the meeting. 
Jun 20
Gene Geiger published an article
The group selected the law firm to finalize the charter document and discussed transition issues.
Agenda 6.23.2016
Minutes 6.23.2016
Meeting Recording 6.23.2016
Jun 16
Gene Geiger published an article
Click here to read the full OpEd by Elliott Epstein. 
Jun 12
Gene Geiger published an article
Dear Community Friend,
We are about to begin the “ideas and options” phase of our CGR led study of Lewiston and Auburn.  Here is information about the how the workgroups will function, as well as some other thoughts about the work of the Charter Com…
Jun 11
Gene Geiger published an article
This meeting focused on the "transition provisions" portion of the draft charter as well as the upcoming workgroup activity.
Agenda 6.09.2016
Minutes 6.09.2016
Meeting Recording 6.09.2016
Jun 6
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