VIERA, Fla. -- Brevard County, Fla., commissioners yesterday voted overwhelmingly to hold a referendum in March on whether to terminate annual lease payments for a certificates of participation issue.

By a vote of 4 to 1, the five-member commission also approved tentative ballot language to be presented to voters on the $23.9 million COPs deal. The financing was sold in 1989 to fund a controversial government operations center in Viera.

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