charter review

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Columbus voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a measure to change the structure of Columbus City Council. But the changes won't kick in until 2024.

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Monday is the last day to register for Ohio's May primary. Early voting for the primary begins Tuesday.

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Thursday against a citizen group attempting to change the structure of Columbus City Council, blocking their proposed ballot initiative from appearing on May ballots.

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A week after rejecting a proposal to overhaul the structure of Columbus City Council, the current council has approved a May ballot measure of its own.

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With their latest ballot proposal to change the structure of Columbus City Council tossed out, activists say their next option may be the courtroom.

Esther Honig

Columbus voters may see a familiar issue on the May ballot: a proposal to convert Columbus City Council from at-large representation to a district representation. 

Columbus City Council

Columbus government elections are facing fresh criticism, with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or LDF, arguing that City Council elections have had a "racially discriminatory effect."

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At Monday's meeting, Columbus City Council voted to table long awaited plans for redistricting the city government. A committee appointed by Mayor Andrew Ginther spent several months preparing a recommendation, but in the end, it did not appear to win the support of constituents.

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Jun 21, 2017
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If Columbus City Council wants to ask residents to vote to expand the council, they must decide by the end of July. This will ensure it makes the ballot in November. The proposal would divide the city into districts and expand the council from seven to nine members, with each member representing a different district and elected at-large by all voters citywide.  

Today, we'll talk about the pros and cons of a possible city council expansion and structure change.

Esther Honig

Last week a new proposal to amend Columbus' charter was submitted to city hall. It's a new version of an old idea - changing the structure of City Council.

Columbus has a council far smaller than most cities its size, just seven seats for 800,000 people. And many voters have signaled that they want some sort of change.

Esther Honig

If Columbus City Council wants a change, both liberal and conservative advocates say a committee proposal will just lead to more of the same.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther today announced nine members of the Charter Review Committee. The committee is charged with leading the discussion on the structure of City Council.

The City of Columbus says it’s now accepting applications for a new charter review commission. Mayor Andrew Ginther created the commission in the lead-up to a special election.