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Council Votes to Place Charter Amendment on May Primary Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Votes to Place Charter Amendment on May Primary Ballot

During their meeting on Monday night, Columbus City Council voted to place a charter amendment on the May 8 primary ballot. Recommended by the Charter Review Committee council assembled in late 2016, the proposal would expand the size of council from seven to nine members, each from a designated district and elected at-large. The move […]

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Local Group Files Suit Against City and County Officials for Rejection of Ballot Initiative

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Group Files Suit Against City and County Officials for Rejection of Ballot Initiative

Citizens’ ballot committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP) filed a complaint today in the Ohio Supreme Court with  the Franklin County Board of Elections and each individual member of Columbus City Council. The case alleges that city council has violated parts of the Ohio Constitution and the Columbus City Charter by voting to keep […]

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Ballot Initiative Would Prohibit Sale of Carryout Alcohol in Parts of Olde Towne East, King Lincoln

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ballot Initiative Would Prohibit Sale of Carryout Alcohol in Parts of Olde Towne East, King Lincoln

After a beer and wine carryout and gas station in the King Lincoln District was declared a public nuisance, residents of the building’s precinct, a group called NOBO Friends, banded together to create a neighborhood ballot initiative prohibiting the sale of alcohol to be consumed off-site. That initiative will appear on the ballot in May […]

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NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

At the urging of local ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) issued a letter to the City of Columbus asserting that its at-large method of electing city council members has weakened the voting strength of Columbus’ black community and violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights […]

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Ohioans Will Vote to Change Prescription Drug Prices in November

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohioans Will Vote to Change Prescription Drug Prices in November

Anyone keeping up with the healthcare debate probably caught CNN’s town hall discussion Monday night, between Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The four were on two sides of the issue, one favoring the current Republican replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and one adamantly opposing […]

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The Initiative That Won’t Die: Wards are Back

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Initiative That Won’t Die: Wards are Back

The fight for district representation on city council is far from over. Represent Columbus, who put the issue on last year’s ballot that would have increased the number of council members and established ward representation, is revived with a new initiative and a new name. Now dubbed Everyday People for Positive Change, the group is […]

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