Towns may remove themselves from the Cape Cod Commission

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Towns may remove themselves from the Cape Cod Commission

Oak Bluffs Removed Itself from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission

In the year 2003, pursuant to a town meeting vote and in accordance with follow-up election results, and as clearly illustrated by the statute provided below, the Town of Oak Bluffs successfully removed itself from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (their version of the Cape Cod Commission). With that example in mind, any Cape Cod town which desires to do so may also remove itself from the Cape Cod Commission since there already exists legal, electoral, and legislative precedent to do so.

Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2003-AN ACT REMOVING THE TOWN OF OAK BLUFFS FROM MEMBERSHIP IN THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD COMMISSION

However, please be further advised that the petitioned Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article(s) pertaining to withdrawing from the Cape Cod Commission currently pending before a number of Cape Cod…

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