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HOME RULE INFORMATION

A petition has been filed with the City Clerk to put the following question on the November 6, 2018 ballot:

“Shall the City of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit?”

The City may not use public resources either to advocate for or against this proposition, but we want to make every effort to provide voters with factual information so that they may make an informed decision. For that purpose, the City has created a page on its website where residents can find helpful information for education about what home rule allows and also the limits of home rule authority. 

HOME RULE INFORMATION PAGE

The Home Rule Information Page has been updated with a link to BATV’s recording of the HOME RULE INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION on October 8, 2018. 

We are in the process of preparing a Q&A document using the questions that were posed at the meeting which will be published soon. If you have any questions about home rule please email them to the City Administrator at lnewman@cityofbatavia.net.

2019 City of Batavia Election Candidate Guide Available 

Residents interested in running for aldermen on the Batavia City Council in 2019 can download a guide to the process posted on the City’s website.The guide provides election information on how to file for candidacy. It includes all required forms. Download the Election Candidate Guide  

Please note: Nominating petitions may not be circulated before Tuesday, Sept. 18.


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City of Batavia Holiday Office Closings 2018:  July 4th Wednesday July 4th.  Labor Day Monday, September 3rd  Veteran’s Day Monday, November 12th Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22nd Day After Friday, November 23rd Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25th

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