The Confluence Cast: Should Columbus City Council Have Wards?
Welcome to The Confluence Cast, a new weekly Columbus-centric podcast hosted by Tim Fulton and published by Columbus Underground. The new podcast will cover a rotating lineup of topics that includes local entertainment, interesting individuals, civic issues and a wide variety of other focus areas. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes for future updates.
For our inaugural episode of Confluence Cast, we’ve decided to do a deep dive on Issue One, the ballot measure that proposes the addition of ward representation to Columbus City Council. A special election will take place on August 2nd, where voters will decide upon whether or not to pass this legislation.
We sat down with representatives on both sides of the issue. First up, Whitney Smith, co-chair of Represent Columbus, the grassroots organization that wrote, gathered signatures for, and is introducing the charter amendment petition. Then, we speak with Bryan Clark, the campaign manager for One Columbus, the group formed in opposition to the amendment.
- Petition initiative
- Represent Columbus’ campaign finance report (PDF)
- One Columbus’ campaign finance report (PDF)