Election day is getting closer and closer, and we here at WDBZ want to inform you about some of the issues that are on the ballot.
If you live in the city limits of Cincinnati, one of the issues you’ll see on the ballot is issue 4. Issue 4 will give council members a four year term, instead of a two year term. This would go into effect next year, where all council members will run in the same year as the mayor.
Organizations, in the city, have already voiced their opposition to this measure. The NAACP, and the Baptist Minister’s Conference, sent an email this weekend saying issue 4 “is a power grab by Members of City Council and will yield no better leadership”.
The Cincinnati Regional Chamber has also voiced its opposition to this issue, saying the issue “eliminates voter oversight every two years, as there is in the Ohio General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives”.
Laure Quinlivan, who is behind the measure, says she can’t fulfill her duties under a two year term. She says she needs time to raise money for her re-election, and it takes away her time from doing her work at city hall.
To hear more about issue 4, check out the video above.