Explaining the April 6 charter amendments

Friday, March 26, 2010 | 7:56 p.m. CDT; updated 9:52 a.m. CDT, Sunday, March 28, 2010

COLUMBIA — It was the spring of 1949, and there were rumblings in Columbia. Many citizens didn't feel their voices were being heard. Some believed an inefficient city government was wasting their money. So they formed a committee to push for approval of a home-rule charter for the city.