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Issue 1: The Mini-Koch Brothers?

This afternoon, Represent Columbus filed their finance report and it’s very troubling. Just like their allies the Koch Brothers, Represent Columbus is misleading voters and hiding their contributions from the public. So, let’s try to follow the Mini-Koch Brothers’ money! Democracy Win is a shadowy SuperPAC registered at a residential address outside Denver, CO. It’s run[…]

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Former Mayor Coleman Opposes Issue 1

Former Mayor Mike Coleman — the longest serving and most successful mayor in our city’s history — weighs in on Issue 1. His verdict? Vote NO on Issue 1 at the August 2nd special election. “Issue 1 was hatched in secret…Without your input… And was endorsed by the party of Donald Trump. “Issue 1 will[…]

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AD WATCH: First ad gets it right

DISPATCH AD WATCH The Dispatch review of our first ad is in — and it finds our ad is accurate! After months of complaints from pro-Issue 1 special interests, objective referees continue to show One Columbus is getting it right. See the entire ad watch for yourself right here. Analysis: Columbus residents will decide on[…]


Thank you, Councilmember Hardin

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[…]

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The right way

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!

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[…]