Thursday, June 18, 2009

Reformers' petition drive starts this weekend

The reformers who want a new government for Cuyahoga County will start circulating petitions this weekend.

"We're getting some preliminary traction in getting the funds to launch a petition drive," says Nancy Lesic, a communications consultant helping the reform effort. Paid signature-gatherers will be working this weekend, she says, as well as volunteers, including members of the League of Women Voters. Some merchants at the North Union Farmer's Market in Shaker Square will have the petitions in their stands on Saturday mornings.

Lesic says the reformers are still trying to raise more funds to finance their petition campaign. They have until July 13 to collect 45,458 signatures. If they do, they'll get the proposed county charter they've drafted on the November ballot. Click here to read it.

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