Toledo Red-Light Charter Amendment (2009)

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The Toledo Red-Light Charter Amendment did not qualify for the November 3, 2009 ballot in Lucas County for Toledo voters because sufficient signatures were not collected to place the city charter amendment on the Toledo ballot through the citizen ballot initiative process.[1]

The Coalition Opposed to Spending and Taxes was the group that supported the amendment. It would have change how red-light and speed cameras are used in Toledo. They needed to gather about 5,000 signatures to place their proposal on the city-wide ballot.[2]

In 2008, volunteers in Cincinnati waged a similar effort, successfully, to enact such a ban in Cincinnati City Charter. The Cincinnati coalition included representatives from the Cincinnati Chapter of the NAACP, the Southwest Ohio Green Party and the Ohio Libertarian Party. The group later was joined by the Hamilton County Republican Party, civic clubs and candidates from both political parties. The same groups have been invited to join the Toledo effort.[2]

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