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Columbia County voters will have four Charter Amendement questions on the November 6, 2012 General Electio ballot.

SEE ALSO: Columbia County candidates

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER, AMENDMENT #1 ESTABLISHES CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGARDING REDISTRICTING

Shall Article 2, Section 2.2 of the Home Rule Charter for Columbia County, Florida be amended to provide for the creation of a Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee composed of registered voters residing in Columbia County to advise the Board of County Commissioners during the redistricting process and setting forth critical timeframes for action?

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER, AMENDMENT #2 PROVIDING ADDITIONAL METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY MANAGER BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Shall Article 2, Section 2.8(1) of the Home Rule Charter for Columbia County, Florida be amended to allow the Board of County Commissioners to remove the County Manager by a majority plus one vote of the entire board at one meeting, allowing the one meeting to be a special meeting, in addition to the existing option of by a majority vote of the entire board at each of two successive regular meetings?

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER, AMENDMENT #3 REMOVES A DEPARTMENT HEAD'S OPTION TO APPEAL TERMINATION BY COUNTY MANAGER TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION

Shall Article 4, Section 4.2 of the Home Rule Charter for Columbia County, Florida be amended to remove the ability of a department head to appeal his or her termination by the County Manager to the Board of County Commissioners?

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHARTER, AMENDMENT #4 PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF QUALIFIED COUNTY ATTORNEY BY COMMISSION; ABOLISHING ELECTED OFFICE OF COUNTY ATTORNEY

Shall Article 5, Section 5.2.1 of the Home Rule Charter for Columbia County, Florida be amended to supercede Laws of Florida Ch. 27476, No. 997 to remove the elected office of County Attorney; amend the title of Article III; create Article 3, Section 3.6 to establish the Office of County Attorney, provide authority to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the hiring and firing, qualifications, powers, duties and terms of employment of the County Attorney.

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