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Lawton City Council to hold special meeting Tuesday

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -The Lawton City Council wants public input before they move further on their review of potential changes to the city charter. 

The City Council met in a special session Wednesday afternoon for the second time to look at changes that would be presented to the people for their approval in the November election.

One citizen voiced his disgust with the city for holding the meeting at 1:30 p.m. on a Wednesday while the majority of the city was busy.  That prompted the mayor to schedule another session Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. to make it easier for the public to give their input.

There are three proposed changes to the charter under consideration: requiring all department heads to live within the city limits, removing term limits for the council and mayor, which currently stand at nine years, and making anyone convicted of embezzlement ineligible to run for mayor or council.

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