Petition for mayoral recall being circulated in Cincinnati

Thu, Aug 6 2009 — Source: The Enquirer

The local NAACP plans to circulate petitions aimed at amending the charter next year to give voters the right to recall the city’s top elected official, arguing that Cincinnatians ought to be able to get rid of a mayor who is performing poorly long before he runs for re-election. For the Cincinnati NAACP, the recall issue will spawn a new round of ballot initiative activity even before voters decide on two other measures - proposed restrictions on a streetcar and future passenger-rail plans, and whether to sell the city waterworks - that it helped qualify for November’s ballot.