COLUMBIA — The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County announces their support for the following ballot items pertaining to the City of Columbia. After member discussion of all ballot items,the League supports three items and opposes none.
League of Women Voters lends its full support to the Columbia School Bond Issue. The increasing number of students in the district as well as the need to maintain a high quality of education means that passage of this bond issue will benefit the district and entire community.
League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County supports Proposition 2, the City Charter amendment allowing the city manager to designate an acting assistant city manager in his absence or illness. We believe this to be wise, reasonable and sound business practice.
League of Women Voters supports Proposition 4 to remove the requirement that the director of Water and Light be a registered engineer. We believe it important to find a director for this department where leadership and management skills are critically important. This proposition recognizes the changes over time and current needs for a Water and Light director.
Elaine Blodgett is the president of the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County.