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Bluff City officials propose charter changes to block future recall efforts

December 19th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

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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