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  • Charter Amendments Move Dayton Forward

    October 28th, 2014

    I urge you to join me in voting yes on City of Dayton Charter Amendments:  Issues 13, 14, 15 and 16 to improve Dayton’s future.

    Issue 13 will make it significantly easier for voters to require the City Commission to consider an Ordinance or to repeal an Ordinance the City Commission has passed.  The current Charter language requires about 23,000 signatures—a nearly impossible number.  The new proposal is to make it 2,500 signatures.  Issue 13 also requires a review of the Charter every ten years.

    Issue 14 updates Dayton’s budgeting and accounting procedures to match new national accounting standards.

    Issue 15 will remove 24 sections of the Charter that are no longer relevant today.  None of these sections affect the day to day operations of the City, but passage of this issue will eliminate clutter in the Charter.

    Issue 16 clarifies that the City Manager runs the City and implements the priorities of the City Commission and ensures that the City has the flexibility it needs to respond to changes in law passed by the Federal or State government.

    For more detail on these issues, please visit: http://www.daytonohio.gov/cco/Pages/CharterIssues-November2014.aspx

    A citizen-led committee met and suggested these changes to the Charter in the hopes of clarifying and updating the document to move Dayton forward.  The Charter is a 100 year old document and we must periodically update it to ensure it continues to serve the citizens of Dayton.  Please join me in supporting Issues 13, 14, 15 and 16.

Friends of Nan Whaley, Mark Owens, Treasurer, 443 E. 6th Street, Dayton, OH 45402