Ohio Metropolitan Federations, Issue 1 (1958)
|Ohio Issue 1 (1958)|
Text of measure
- See also: Ohio Constitution, Article X
The language appeared on the ballot as:
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|“|| Proposing to amend Article X of the Constitution of the State of Ohio by adopting Sections 5 and 6 to read as follows:
Sec. 5. In the entire area of any county in which the most populous city based upon the latest preceding federal decennial census has a population of more than fifty thousand, a metropolitan federation of all townships, municipalities, and the county may be formed by charter to serve the entire area. In any lesser area within one county which area includes the most populous city of such county which, based upon the latest preceding federal decennial census has a population of more than fifty thousand, a metropolitan federation of townships or municipalities or both may be formed by charter to serve such area. Within the area proposed to be included in the metropolitan federation, the legislative authority of the most populous city or the Board of County Commissioners of the county may, by a two-thirds vote of its members, or shall, upon a petition stating the area to be included and signed by the number of electors of such stated area not less in number than ten per cent of the total number of votes cast for governor at the last preceding election therefor, by resolution stating the area to be included, submit to such electors of the area the question, "Shall a metropolitan federation charter commission be chosen?" The question shall be voted upon at the next general or primary election, occurring not sooner than ninety days after the adoption of the resolution. The ballot containing the question shall bear no party designation, and provision shall be made thereon for the election from the area at large of fifteen electors of such area as such commission if a majority of the electors voting on the question shall have voted in the affirmative. Candidates for such commission shall be nominated by petition of not less than one hundred and not more than five hundred electors of the metropolitan area, which shall be filed with the election authorities not less than sixty days prior to such election. Candidates shall be declared elected in the order of the number of votes received, beginning with the candidate receiving the largest number: but not more than seven i candidates residing in the same municipality or township shall be eligible to be declared elected. Within twelve months after its election, such commission shall frame a charter for the area stated in the resolution and shall then by resolution order the submission of the same to the electors of such area. Such charter shall be voted upon in such area at the next general election occurring not sooner than ninety days after the adoption of the resolution, and the commission shall mail or otherwise distribute a copy thereof to each of the electors of the area as far as may be reasonably possible.
SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO PERMIT VOTERS IN A METROPOLITAN AREA WITH ANY COUNTY CONTAINING A CITY OF 50,000 POPULATION TO FORM A FEDERATION OF CONTINUOUS TOWNSHIPS AND MUNICIPALITIES WHERE THE MOST POPULOUS MUNICIPALITY IS INCLUDED, AND TO FORM FEDERATIONS WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT IF THE ENTIRE AREA OF THE COUNTY IS INCLUDED, SUCH FEDERATION TO EXERCISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES AS ARE DESIGNATED BY A CHARTER FRAMED BY AN ELECTED COMMISSION AND APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF THOSE VOTING IN THE LARGEST MUNICIPALITY AND A MAJORITY IN THE BALANCE OF THE AREA OUTSIDE SUCH MUNICIPALITY, BE ADOPTED?
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