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Council Democrats stymie the GOP; Pair unify to kill three more proposed charter changes
[HOWARD SUN Edition]
The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Author: Timberg, Craig
Date: Jul 26, 1996
Start Page: 1.B
Section: METRO
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The final showdown was over [Darrel E. Drown]'s proposal to make it more difficult to terminate the charter. If 10,000 voters sign petitions calling for a referendum on the charter, it goes on the ballot, where a simple majority can revoke it. Drown argued that it should take 20 percent of voters -- about 21,000 signatures -- to put the entire charter on the ballot. "It still can be done," Drown said, "but it makes it very difficult to terminate the type of government that we have."

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