Kick off of the “9 is Fine” City Council Reorganization Petition

Following through on her proposal to reduce the size of Toledo City
Council, Councilwoman Lindsay Webb will formally announce the 9 is
Fine Campaign on Saturday May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Safety
Building in downtown Toledo.

Webb will be joined by Councilman Tom Waniewski from District 5, as
well as Dave Schulz, leader of Toledo COBRA (Citizens Organized to
Bring Reform and Accountability). Webb states, “There is no better
time to than now to bring this question to the voters. The
reorganization will lead to better representation, more effective
government and save precious tax dollars that can be used to maintain
some of our police officers.”

The change to super-districts from at-large councilmen will correct
the under-representation that half the city faces. Currently, nine of
the twelve members live west of a line approximately demarcated by
Douglas Road.

“Many city councils in cities of our size and larger have fewer
members than we do. It is time every department, including city
council, downsizes to match our loss in population and revenue,” Dave
Schulz notes.

Information on the campaign, including a comparison of our council
size with other major Ohio cities by population, as well as how
citizens can get involved can be found at http://www.9isfine.org.

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