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Law would force voters to determine number of county supervisors

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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:30 pm

State lawmakers are setting the stage to force counties of at least 150,000 residents to have an election to decide whether to have a five-member board of supervisors.

Current law requires a five-member board once county population reaches 175,000, and those of at least 100,000 can select to go to five members.

This measure approved by the House on a 36-24 vote forces an election once that 150,000 threshold is met. The most likely candidates down the road are Cochise and Coconino counties.

A similar version of SB 1483 already has been approved by the Senate.

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