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Bluff City officials propose charter changes to block future recall efforts

Staff Report • Dec 19, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Bristol Herald-Courier is reporting that Bluff City officials working on a series of charger changes that would prevent future recall efforts against them.The BMA voted 4-1 in favor of the changes, which also include a plan to make all city employees at-will employees, this week. LonGene Leonard, a former Bluff City Alderman who led an unsuccessful recall effort against four board members in the November election told the Herald-Courier that he doesn't think it's right for the BMA to make the charter changes.Before the proposed charter changes are approved they must abe submitted and pass a vote in both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly, then be signed by the governor. After that, a two-thirds majority of the BMA must approve the proposed changes.

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