Ohio county ballot measure supporters still gathering signatures as deadline approaches

Wed, Jul 8 2009 — Source: WCPN

The self-appointed, bi-partisan committee spearheading the effort only has until Monday to turn in more than 45 thousand petition signatures needed to qualify their charter proposal to appear on the November ballot.  The plan - if it gets on the ballot and passes. - would scrap the current three-member board of County Commissioners, and replace it with one elected county executive who would have considerable authority, including the power to appoint almost all department heads.  The executive would share power with an eleven-member part-time county council.