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New Council Majority Already Proposing Changes In Ocean City

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Ocean City's mayor and city council has a new ultra-conservative majority after last week's election. And they're wasting no time in shaking things up.

The ink wasn't even dry on the signatures from the newly elected council members before the new majority passed a surprising motion to disband all city sub-committees, like the tourism commission.

The move sent a shock wave through city hall as the traditional swearing-in of council members is usually just ceremonial and almost never deals with actual town business.

City Solicitor Guy Ayres says one part of the motion will have to come back before the council, as the town's police commission can't be dissolved unless there is a change in the town's charter.

Ayres says he's been instructed to strike the police commission from the charter, for an upcoming final vote that would essentially give the final say in all town business to the mayor and council.

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