Just half of the proposed amendments approved by Revie Commission

Thu, Aug 20 2009 — Source: Twinsburg Bulletin

Of the six charter amendments the Charter Review Commission recommended to Council in July, only three were forwarded to the Summit County Board of Elections to put before voters. But charter commission members say the rejected amendments could still end up on the November ballot by petition. According to the city’s charter, a charter amendment can be forwarded to the Board of Elections by either five affirmative votes from Council, or by an “initiative petition” signed by 10 percent of the electorate — about 6,500 signatures per amendment. The signatures are needed by Sept.