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Amsterdam charter changes go to voters June 4

Controller, budget process at issue

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Amsterdam voters will go the polls June 4 to consider changing the city’s charter. The Common Council last week set the date for a mandatory referendum required to change the controller to an appointed position and revamp the city’s budget procedures. The idea of hiring an experienced municipal accountant for the city, instead of electing the most popular candidate four a four-year term, has been discussed for years. A measure to codify the change was ...

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