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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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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