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Legal opinion posted on city issue

March 22, 2011

After several days of poring over and researching the municipal charter amendment submitted by way of petition by local citizens, City Attorney Linda Sjogren issued her legal opinion on the document Monday, which she says contains several inconsistencies in language.

Steve Campbell, member of the Concerned Citizens Council and one of the coordinators for the petition, explained the amendment shortly after it was submitted to city officials.

“The proposed amendment calls for the men and women of the Big Spring City Council to serve no more than two consecutive terms in an office,” Campbell told the Herald. “They would have to sit out for two full terms before they would be eligible to serve in that particular seat again. However, if the council member wanted to serve in a different district or as mayor, they could run for that office at the end of their two terms.”

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