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Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Citizen ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change has announced that it has submitted a pre-circulation petition to the city clerk for a proposed ballot issue to reform City Council. The charter amendment has been proposed in response to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s claim that the current council make-up violates the Voting Rights […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Rejection of Proposed Charter Amendment

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Rejection of Proposed Charter Amendment

Columbusites won’t be voting on district representation this May. Issue 4, the initiative to transform the city’s electoral process into a ward-based system, was rejected for placement on the ballot by Columbus City Council, a decision recently upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court. Citizens’ ballot committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), who backs the […]

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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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NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Following one group’s continual push for district representation on Columbus City Council, council is again defending the at-large voting method by which its members are elected. This time, they’re answering to a letter sent by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), who last month asserted that Columbus’ electoral process violates the Voting Rights Act of […]

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Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

The appointment process has begun for the individual who’ll soon take the city council seat currently occupied by President Zach Klein. Starting on Monday, November 20, the City Clerk’s office is accepting applications, which include a résumé and a narrative describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus. Klein, recently elected as Columbus City Attorney, […]

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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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