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Mayor vetoes proposed charter amendment

| Ken Garner

Milton Mayor Heather Lindsay vetoed a proposal to lower residency requirements for her office after the city council’s July 12 regular meeting.

The Milton City Charter currently requires candidates for mayor to have lived in the city for at least three years. But, despite the mayor’s veto threat, the city council voted 6-2 for a ballot referendum asking voters to change the requirement to just one year, the same residency requirement for city council candidates.

Milton Mayor Heather Lindsay explains to residents why she would veto a proposal to shorten the residency requirement for candidates running for mayor.

 

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