Green City Charter Amendment Questions, 7 (November 2012)

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Seven Green City Charter Amendment' questions were on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Summit County, which is in Ohio, where six of them were approved and one was too close to call.

The first question amended the Green City charter to permit the Mayor to serve three successive four year terms.

The second question amended the Green City charter to require the Mayor to devote his entire time and effort to business of the city during regular business hours and other required time.

The third question amended the Green City charter to establish that the City Council shall fill any vacancy on City Council not less than 30 days and not more than 45 days after it occurs.

The fourth question would have amended the Green City charter to allow the Civil Service Commission to adopt rules and regulations concerning promotions within the Classified Civil Service.

The fifth question amended the Green City charter to allow 15% of the 7% income tax revenue available to the parks and recreation program to be used for special events and programming.

The sixth question amended the Green City charter to remove inconsistent language and correct language to ensure the charter is compatible with Ohio Law.

The seventh question amended the Green City charter to prohibit all gaming or gambling in the City except that being used for non-profit charitable purposes.[1]

Election results

Green City Amendment 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,036 55.07%
No5,74144.93%
Green City Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 10,093 80.45%
No2,45319.55%
Green City Amendment 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 9,201 76.35%
No2,85023.65%
Green City Amendment 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Too close to calltc Yes 5,792 50.37%
No5,70749.63%
Green City Amendment 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 6,791 54.97%
No5,56345.03%
Green City Amendment 6
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 9,999 81.74%
No2,23418.26%
Green City Amendment 7
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,520 58.82%
No5,26441.18%

Election results from Summit County, Election Results, December 7, 2012

Text of measure

Language on the ballot for the first question:

Shall Section 3.1 of the Charter of the City of Green be amended to permit the Mayor to serve three (3) successive four (4) year terms?[2]

Language on the ballot for the second question:

Shall Section 3.2 of the Charter of the City of Green be amended to require the Mayor to devote his entire time and effort during regular business hours and all other times as are necessary to properly conduct the business of the City?[2]

Language on the ballot for the third question:

Shall Section 4.6 of the Charter of the City of Green be amended to provide that City Council shall fill any vacancy on City Council not less than thirty (30) days, nor more than forty-five (45) days after it occurs?[2]

Language on the ballot for the fourth question:

Shall Section 7.3 of the Charter of the City of Green be amended to provide that the Civil Service Commission may adopt rules and regulations that establish standards, examination rules and credits, and procedures for appointments and promotions within the Classified Civil Service that differ from those established by the Ohio Revised Code as long as such rules and regulations are reviewed and approved by City Council?[2]

Language on the ballot for the fifth question:

Shall Section 8.2(B) of the Charter of the City of Green be amended to allow up to fifteen percent (15%) of the seven percent (7%) of income tax revenue available to the parks and recreation program to be used for special events and programming?[2]

Language on the ballot for the sixth question:

Shall Section 12.10 of the Charter of the City of Green be approved to allow the City Council to correct typographical errors in the Charter, removing inconsistent language and correct language that violates Ohio Law to ensure that the Charter complies with Ohio Law?[2]

Language on the ballot for the seventh question:

Shall the Charter of the City of Green be amended to state that casino gaming, horseracing, scheme of chance, game of chance or gambling device shall not be allowed or operated in the City of Green, except for non-profit charitable purposes as authorized under Ohio law or Green City Ordinances? Nothing in this provision shall be construed to nullify the provisions of the Ohio Constitution Article 15, Section 6.[1][2]


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Summit County Elections, 45 Day Notice for General Elections
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.



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