All, especially Euclid Ohio residents: *In 2007 Euclid city council went to staggered terms.
*In 2009 they extended their terms to 4 years, before it was have 2 year terms. The word did not get out about the issue because of the absence of a local newspaper and the fact that voters did not know exactly what this meant.
Now this election issues 26 and 27 are and the ballot with confusing wording to some who don't know any better.
*Issue 26 would require that if one wishes to pull a petition to remove a official they would have to get 25% of the previous general election voters. Currently it is only 15% needed.
*Issue 27 would require that if a petition is pulled to remove a official a "Declaration of Intent" for the removal will need to be filed and one would only have 45 days to gather signatures. Currently there is no time limit for the gathering of signatures.
The Charter Review Commission is in charge of the wording of the ballot!!! The Mayor personally hand picks the City Charter and it was proposed by them. A petition was NOT pulled by a resident to have issues 26 and 27 placed on the ballot. This does nothing but protect the council members and does nothing for the city's residents. Those who vote for this will just be throwing their voting rights away.
Euclid is being over run by socialists and it is becoming a Oligarchy. The residents are trapped in the city. They can not sell their homes due to building regulations and a competing $1 a home HUD program in which the city can snatch up homes for $1.00, fix, sell, and undercut residents trying to sell.
AND DON'T BE FOOLISH AND THINK THIS IS ONLY EUCLID! THIS THINKING IS GOING ON ALL OVER THE PLACE, ONCE ONE CITY DOES THIS OTHERS WILL BE SOON TO FOLLOW!!!