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Brooklyn Charter Amendment re Council members

Issue 11 on the ballot. Ballot language: Shall Article III, Section 2 of the Charter of the City of Brooklyn be amended to clarify that council members may not serve in other compensated elective public office, or in other public positions over which City Council has control?A YES vote amends the city charter.A NO vote rejects the amendment to the city charter.A majority affirmative vote is required for passage.
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  • No - Against the Measure

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Pro and Con Arguments For and Against the Measure

The city's charter review commission wants this change. The commission wished to clarify that uncompensated elective officeholders, such as party precinct committee persons, as well as public employees (of any public entity) who do not fall within the control of Council, could also be qualified to serve as Brooklyn council members. The commission also wished to eliminate any ambiguity involving the terms “office” and “position.”
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