Members of the Home Rule Charter Commission sign and certify the proposed new home rule form of government on August 24, 1977. The charter draft was accepted by the police jury and a special election was held Saturday, December 3, 1977, for the voters to consider a home rule charter proposition. Pictured are, back row, left to right: Harry M. Hurst, Dulce Guidry, John Landry, Jr., Allen J. Braud, and Benjamin Parquet; front row: Eual J. Landry, Sr., H. A. LeBlanc, Jr., Edward A. Dufresne, Jr., Irma Green, and Norman Pitre. Rev. Robert C. Kitchell is not pictured.