Cleveland City Fire Chief Appointment Amendment Measure (November 2012)

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A Cleveland City Fire Chief Appointment Amendment measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Cuyahoga County, which is in Ohio, where the vote was too close to call.

If approved, this measure would have amended the Cleveland City Charter to classify certain Fire Service related positions as unclassified service and make them subject to the Mayor's appointment.[1]

Election results

Cleveland City Charter Amendment
Too close to calltc No57,61950.26%
Yes 56,737 49.74%

Election results from Cuyahoga County, Current Election Results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Sections 118 and 126 of the Charter of the City of Cleveland be amended to provide that the Fire Chief, up to three Deputy Fire Chiefs and one Assistant Fire Chief serving as the Executive Officer to the Chief are members of the unclassified service and shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor from

the division of fire or from persons outside the division who shall have had training and experience in fire fighting, provided however, that the Mayor shall appoint to the positions of Deputy Fire Chiefs and Assistant Fire Chief serving as the Executive Officer to the Chief from among candidates recommended by the Fire Chief with the concurrence of the executive head of the Fire Force if the executive head be other than the Mayor; and that upon termination of their service as Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, or Assistant Fire Chief serving as the Executive Officer to the Chief they shall, if appointed from the division of fire, revert to the civil service status held by them at the time of appointment?[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cuyahoga County Elections, Issues List
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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