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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VII CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
  • CHAPTER 43C OPTIONAL FORMS OF MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION ACT
  • Section 5 Petition; form

Section 5. The petition shall be in substantially the following form: To the (city council) (board of selectmen) of (name of city/town) We the undersigned, registered voters of the (city/town of   ) respectfully petition your honorable body to cause to be submitted to vote of the voters the following question:— “Shall the (city/town of   ) adopt the optional form of municipal administration summarized as follows, according to the provisions of chapter forty-three C of the General Laws providing for optional plans of municipal administration?” The text of the summary from the applicable section shall follow.