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Youngstown/Warren Chamber: Put all 17 Youngstown charter amendments on fall ballot

Published: Tue, July 10, 2012 @ 9:48 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s board of directors has voted to recommend city council include all 17 proposed charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The 17 amendments were recommended by an 11-member committee — with eight selected by council members and three by the mayor.

The chamber’s board voted after receiving a recommendation from its government affairs council.

The chamber’s board and council believe city council, which has the final say on what goes on the ballot, should “let the voters decide” the fate of each charter amendment, said Thomas Humphries, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer

Among the key charter-review committee recommendations are: holding nonpartisan elections, eliminating council president as an elected position, creating an elected job of vice mayor, reducing the salaries of council members, and redistricting the city’s seven wards.

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1gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

The Mayor and all city leaders pay and benefits must be aligned with city finances. Take home cars, cell phones and other perks should be highly scrutinized. If union workers are asked to take cuts so should everyone else. The voters should demand this and the unions at contract talks should tie it to contract talks.

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2peggygurney(392 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Excellent move, Chamber members!

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3JJPirko(13 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

The eyes and expectations of our entire region are looking toward the Youngstown City Council to do the right thing right now.

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