Chamber of Commerce endorses charter amendments, school bonds
Friday, March 19, 2010 | 6:35 p.m. CDT;
updated 12:47 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 26, 2010
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Chamber of Commerce announced its
support on Friday for the 2010 Columbia Public schools bond issue proposal and the home rule city charter amendments .
The endorsement of the bond issue came after Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher spoke
to the chamber's education and government affairs committees earlier this month, according a news release.
“The 2010 school bond issue would provide students adequate
facilities in which to learn and to provide the necessary tools for them to be
successful,” said Don Laird, president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber is endorsing the home rule city charter amendments because they are tools to increase effectiveness
and improve city government, according to the release.
Both items are slated to appear on the April 6 ballot.
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