Charter Change Questions & RESULTS
for the November 2, 2004 Ballot

as approved at the August 2, 2004 
Regular Board Meeting of the 
26th Board of Representatives

Question 1 - APPROVED:
Shall the term for Town and City Clerk be changed from two to four years?  (Charter Section 1-70-3)
Explanation

Question 2 - FAILED:
Shall the term for Constables be changed from two to four years?  (1-70-3)
Explanation

Question 3 - APPROVED:
Shall the Mayor be a non-voting member of the Board of Education?  (1-80-1)
Explanation

Question 4 - APPROVED:
Shall there be an operating reserve fund, also known as a "rainy day" fund?  (8-30-3(b))
Explanation

Question 5 - FAILED:
Shall there be a Bureau of Transportation with a Director of Transportation who shall be appointed by the Mayor?  (5-30-1; 5-10-2(b); 5-30-4)
Explanation

Question 6 - APPROVED:
Shall there be a Superintendent of Parks & Recreation who shall be appointed by the Mayor?  (5-10-2(b); 5-30-5; 6-120-1)
Explanation

Question 7 - APPROVED:
Shall the Board of Representatives have the authority to retain independent legal counsel? (2-10-2(13); 5-20-3)
Explanation

Question 8 - FAILED:
Shall there be changes to Part 7, Pensions, of the Charter of the City of Stamford to make it conform to current practices and labor law?  (all changes to Part 7)
Explanation

Question 9 - APPROVED:
Shall real property revaluation be conducted in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes?  (5-50-3(b)(9))
Explanation

Question 10 - FAILED:
Shall there be certain technical, procedural, and other miscellaneous changes to the Charter of the City of Stamford?  (all other changes)
Explanation

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