ATLANTA - Brevard County, Fla., commissioners on Tuesday said they are determined to push forward a referendum on a certificates of deposit issue.

At their first meeting after all being elected to office Nov. 3. all but one of Brevard's five commissioners said they want to put before voters a referendum on whether the county should cease lease payments on a $23.9 million COPs deal sold in 1989, said county commissioner Karen Andreas. Proceeds from the financing have funded the construction of a controversial government operations center in Viera.

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