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Stamford Voters Favor Charter Revision

STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford voted in favor of all nine ballot questions regarding Charter revision in the city on Tuesday.

Approved were:

Question 1: “Revise the Charter to make certain technical, grammatical, administrative and procedural changes and revisions.”

Question 2: “Revise the Charter to create a single combined Fire Department including the following: 1. Creating a single Fire Department composed of career and volunteer firefighters with a single Chief and a single Fire Marshal. 2. Creating the positions of Assistant Fire Chief for Career Services and Assistant Fire Chief for Volunteer Services.3. Acknowledging that the Volunteer Departments are an important component of the new combined Department.”

Question 3: “Revise the Charter to establish, by Charter, the Water Pollution Control Authority and to ensure that the provisions concerning the WPCA comply with State law.”

Question 4: “Revise the Charter to create a Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.”

Question 5: “Create, by Charter, a Board of Ethics and mandate a City Code of Ethics.”

Question 6: “Revise the Charter to clarify that the Board of Finance’s authority is limited to fiscal matters only.”

Question 7: “Revise the Charter to limit the service of any one individual to a single elected position, excluding Constables.”

Question 8: “Revise the Charter to add a Preamble to the Charter concerning Citizens’ Rights.”

Question nine: “Revise the Charter to change the term of office for Constables from two years to four years.”

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