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Bessemer approves proposals

 

November 7, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Voters mark their ballots in the Bessemer City Hall auditorium on Tuesday. Besides many federal and state candidates and proposals, Bessemer voters also saw a ballot with local school board candidates, a school tax renewal and three proposals lifted up by the city council.

BESSEMER - Voters in the city of Bessemer on Tuesday approved three proposals by the city council, including two amendments to the city charter.

Proposal 1 amended the city charter, altering the time one must be a resident in order to serve as a city elected official to one year instead of two. This passed 558-247 (69 percent).

Proposal 2 also amended the charter, raising the minimum price for which the city council can sell a piece of property without asking the voters from $2 per capita to $50 per capita. With a population of 1,905 in the 2010 census, the minimum would go from $3,810 to...



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