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Lincoln groups call for change to charter

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By: Channel 8 Newsroom

A few Lincoln groups are calling for a change to the City Charter. They hope it will eliminate conflict.

The amendment would ban elected officials from having a significant financial interest in city contracts.

Lincoln residents will be able to vote on the issue on the May ballot.

"Lincoln is growing and thriving and we want to be a big city," Patte Newman, former City Councilwoman, said. "And we just believe that the trusted government is the paramount issue here. And that trust in government isn't there if there's any possibility of conflict."

If the amendment passes, it will go into effect on June 7.

Any existing contracts will be allowed to run their course. Elected officials affected by this must then decide if they will run again or renew their contracts.

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