Today, the Columbus Building Trades Council announced, “We will be strongly encouraging our members and their families to VOTE NO on Issue 1.” The Building Trades is made up of 17 unions and 18,000 men and women working in Columbus.
Today, the Columbus Dispatch officially endorsed a no vote on Issue 1. At the same time, the Dispatch supported the responsible, public committee announced to study city council and recommend modernizations for our local government. Be sure to exercise your right to vote — and vote NO on Issue 1. You can vote early now[…]
BREAKING NEW: The Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio has adopted the following position statement on Issue 1: The Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio has deep reservations about the effect the ward system would have on the development of the needed 27,000 units of affordable housing throughout Central Ohio. We know that meeting affordable housing[…]
COLUMBUS CITY COUNCILMEMBER SHANNON HARDIN JOINS MAYOR ANDREW J. GINTHER IN ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF A CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE Columbus City Councilmember Shannon Hardin joined Mayor Andrew J. Ginther to announce the formation of a Council Charter Review Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of how City Council is structured. The Committee will be formed[…]
Today, the mayor and council have announced a citizen-led committee to look at how we could modernize our city council. Everything will be on the table, including the appointment process which Issue 1 ignores. This public process will be open, transparent, and fair. Like the 2015 marijuana monopoly scheme, Issue 1 was hatched in the[…]
Let’s get it right, Columbus! Today, Mayor Andrew Ginther and Councilmember Shannon Hardin will formally announce a new citizen-led Charter Review Committee, according to a city media release. One Columbus strongly supports this opportunity to look at successful cities and consider modernizations for our City Council. Issue 1 was hatched in the dark without public[…]
The following letter to the editor appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on July 3rd. Issue 1 would weaken city As an avid follower of city politics, I was aware from the beginning that a petition-gathering effort by a group of residents would make the Columbus city council a larger, costlier endeavor. When those petitions were[…]
James Ragland (One Columbus) and Jon Beard (Misrepresent Columbus) debate on the Khari Show.