Voters shoot down new Watertown charter

Voters shoot down new Watertown charter
It's a question city of Watertown residents will be seeing on November's ballot: whether or not they want the city's charter to be replaced. (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - City of Watertown residents have spoken: they want the city's charter to stay the same.

They voted 1,947 to 1,671 against changing the charter.

The proposed charter would have created a deputy city manager position. That person would have also served as commissioner of public safety, overseeing police, fire, codes, and a health officer. There would have no longer beee a fire chief, but instead a director of the fire department.

The charter also called for "one or more" city judges.

Again, voters have shot down changing the charter.

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