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Apr 28, 2011 | Written by bhorstman
Petitions with thousands of signatures seeking ballot measures that would prohibit construction of the Cincinnati streetcar, block a garbage collection fee, prevent a Cincinnati police-Hamilton County Sheriff’s office merger without voters’ approval and allow the city’s mayor to be recalled will be in the hands of county elections officials later today.
Representatives of the NAACP and other groups plan today to drop off petitions with about 2,500 signatures each on the streetcar and police consolidation issues at the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
The groups already have turned in petitions with 2,537 and 2,137 signatures, respectively, toward qualifying ballot measures that would ban a $20.50 monthly garbage collection fee considered last year during City Hall’s budget deliberations and that would allow Cincinnatians to recall any mayor mid-term.
To place the measures on the November ballot, the groups will need to collect about 8,000 signatures of registered city voters by August — a number that local NAACP president Christopher Smitherman says he is confident of reaching.
“We collected most of these in the middle of winter and haven’t even started going door to door,” Smitherman said. “We’re just getting to the months where we can start hitting the parades and all the festivals. This isn’t going to be a problem at all.”
Posted in: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Mayor, Election 2011, streetcar/passenger rail charter amendment
posted by Cincinnatians For Progress at 4:09 PM
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