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Posted On: 10/23/2017

Charter Review Commission Solicits Public Input for Proposed Amendments to the Cuyahoga County Charter

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Jeane’ Holley, (216) 698-2544;

CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission will accept proposed amendments to the Cuyahoga County Charter, following the process outlined by the County Charter and Council Ordinance 02015-0002.

The Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission is established pursuant to Article XII, Section 12.09 of the Cuyahoga County Charter. As the entity responsible for reviewing Cuyahoga County's Charter, the nine volunteer members consider any necessary changes to the Charter to facilitate a more effective, efficient government and service delivery. The Charter Review Commission reviews all sections of the Charter and proposes amendments that the Commission deems appropriate.

Through monthly meetings between now and June 2018, the Charter Review Commission will consider amendments and eventually submit recommendations to the County Council, who will determine proposals for public vote.

Advocates, non-governmental organizations and other interested parties:
Please submit the Proposed Charter Amendment Summary form on or before Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 and prepare for a presentation on the subject matter at the Commission’s meeting Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center (Ford Room) located at 2500 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Free parking is available.

Individuals submitting a Proposed Charter Amendment Summary form, will be invited to present to the Charter Review Commission on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Cuyahoga Community College Manufacturing Technology Center located at 2415 Woodland Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Free parking is available.

In early 2018, selected proposed amendments will be invited by the Commission to provide additional information, more detailed rationale, and suggested language for Charter Amendments.

Follow the Charter Review Commission’s progress online or in-person Charter Review Commission meetings.