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Term limit petition delivered

March 8, 2011

Representatives of the Big Spring Concerned Citizens Council submitted a petition to city officials Monday in an effort to force a city-wide vote on proposed term limits for members of the city council.

Steve Campbell, spokesman for the CCC, turned the petition over to City Finance Director Peggy Walker Monday afternoon.

“We've submitted the petition, which had 59 pages and 740 names,” Campbell said. “We started on the petition right after the holidays, about the second week in January. “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. 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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