Group looking to fight Chillicothe protest

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September 17, 2009

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio: Despite protest claims from the city, C.A.P.E President Rebekah Valentich has taken a strong stance, stating her organization would hire an attorney to keep a measure banning red-light cameras in the city alive.[1]

Assistant Law Director James Mann filed a protest on behalf of the city alleging that parts of the petition for referendum violates state law. According to the complaint, the Ohio and U.S. Constitution were violated as well, stating that the referendum language is confusing and misleading to voters.

The protest goes into detail stating that the referendum is broad and takes away power from police officers who patrol roads and watch for people who run red lights. Legal powers would also be taken away from council members, according to the protest.

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* Chillicothe Red-Light and Speed Camera Referendum, 2009