Residents of La Pine overwhelmingly approved its new City Charter during Tuesday's election. 81% approved of the rules by which the City will govern. La Pine City Manger Rick Allen says its another step forward for the young city. “Well, it means La Pine gets to govern and operation by its own set of rules and operations. For instance, the Mayor will be elected and not appointed from the City Council, those type of things.” Voters also took a step to taking over the City's Water and Sewer District. They voted out of office, those Commissioners who blocked the measure several months ago.