Akron Save Our Sewers (2008)
Text of Petition
Any action by the Council or Mayor of the City of Akron to sell, transfer, or lease any part of any interest in any City owned utility shall be without force and effect unless and until it is approved by a majority of votes cast by the electors of the City of Akron at the next general election occurring at least 90 days after such action.
The measure is supported by Citizens' Save Our Sewers and Water, a coalition of citizens, community organizers and labor organizers. The group started the petition drive after Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic put a measure before the public to privatize the sewer system.
No specific opposition is known at this time, however, there is a competing measure on the November 2008 ballot looking to privatize Akron's sewer system. See Akron Stools for Schools (2008).