Regardless of the May 7 outcome, the city charter says an elected official must take a two-year break from office after terms are finished before seeking re-election.
Assistant City Manager Peter Bales said this move will help the city have more influence on regional planning with the mayor serving as the representative on the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
“The passage of Issue 5 will bolster the city of Fairborn’s influence in a regional setting by providing consistent representation on area boards and commissions which effect policy, funding and development efforts,” Bales said.
Issue 6 will be a vote on whether to remove the automatic repeal after 180 days of emergency ordinances passed by council. Bales told council the city occasionally has to reintroduce and get passage on ordinances that have expired in that time period. In addition, Issue 6 asks voters to change language for purposes of council holding executive sessions to include reasons outlined in the Ohio Revised Code.
“The passage of Issue 6 will streamline government administrative services by complying with the Ohio Revised Code and creating efficiencies with procedural regulations,” Bales said.
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Issue 7, if approved, would reduce the number of signatures a city council candidate must have to petition for office from 100 to 50, and it would require such petitions to be filed with the board of elections office by 90 days of an election instead of 60 days.
“The passage of Issue 7 will make it easier for candidates to be placed on the ballot and also easier for citizens to learn about candidate perspectives,” Bales said.
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