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It’s not too late to place the traffic camera issue on the ballot but we need YOUR help! It saddens us to report that city officials have ignored our request to place an ordinance related to the traffic cameras on the ballot and have forced us to take the issue to court. Now we need your help to fund this fight.
The Ohio constitution allows citizens to propose ordinances for a vote through a process called an initiative petition. We followed this process, proposed an ordinance, and obtained more than enough signatures to place the issue before voters. Sadly, city officials have denied our legal and constitutional request.
In so doing, they’ve demonstrated that they do not care about our concerns. Nor do they want us to have a voice. Instead, they’re bullying us into either giving up or taking the issue to court recognizing this is an expensive process.
We’re not ready to quit but we can only move forward with your help. If you agree this is an issue that should be placed before the voters, or if you’re frustrated by city officials attempts to use their power to block our constitutional rights, please make a contribution to our legal fund. Otherwise, this is the end of the road.
We can receive contributions by mail or can meet individuals personally. 100% of contributions will go to court costs and attorney fees. ANY amount is appreciated and helpful! Please private message this page for details or with questions.
Time is of the essence. If we’re going to fight this, it has to be now and we can only move forward with your support. Please consider making a contribution and share this message with as many people as possible.
We can win this in court! The city is claiming we submitted a referendum and exceeded the time limit. However, we submitted an initiative petition, not a referendum. Furthermore, we shaped our ordinance from one that was submitted using the same initiative petition process and passed via a 2009 vote in Chillicothe, Ohio.
In other words, the officials we elected are abusing their power to deny citizens their right to petition their government and bring an issue to a vote. This is NOT acceptable and should not be tolerated regardless of one’s feelings regarding the traffic cameras. Let’s stand together and let it be known we won’t tolerate such an abuse of power. Please contact us today to make a contribution.
Paid for by the East Liverpool Citizens Against Traffic Cameras Ballot Issue Committee.