August 27, 2014
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has certified 6,613 signatures on the petitions that were turned in last week to ban traffic cameras in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The grassroots group needed 6013 signatures to place this issue on the ballot.
Now, Cleveland City Council will need to meet on September 3, 2014 at noon in order to meet the September 5th filing deadline for the issue. City Council was scheduled to meet on September 8th but that would be too late.
Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley seemed a bit perplexed by the whole thing.
“Since we have to act on this, my goal is to not make things worse by requiring a special election,” Kelley said.
No one would want the city to pay for a special election. We don’t want a special election. But, gee whiz, “we don’t want to make matters worse by requiring a special election.” Read the entire article here.
We can only believe it is difficult for Council President Kelley to accept that a group of residents of Cleveland, Ohio worked tirelessly to put this issue on the ballot. Cleveland doesn’t see many citizen initiated petitions. May this be a wake up call to our elected officials.
You haven’t been listening to us. This is what happens when you don’t listen. Let the people of Cleveland decide.
July 11, 2011
East Cleveland wants the cameras down. Oh, yeah. Petitioners will be out at the Forest Hills Shopping Center at Superior and Euclid Avenues. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 4-6PM.
The November 2011 ballot is becoming a reality.
Come out and see how desolate Euclid Avenue has become. There are more red light cameras looming here than in most cities with Flash 4 Cash. WTAM radio personality Art McKoy is leading the charge in East Cleveland. Get his autograph and let us get your autograph on the petition to ban red light cameras in East Cleveland.
July 5, 2011
East Cleveland Red Light Cameras
East Cleveland’s own Art McKoy, WTAM radio show personality, is hosting the next signature opportunity for East Cleveland and Cleveland petitions to ban red light cameras. Your next opportunity to support East Cleveland and Cleveland in their quest to get on the ballot in November, 2011 is Wednesday, July 6 at 4:00PM at the corner of Lee Rd. and Euclid Ave. Petitions will be in circulation until 7:00PM
From this location, you can see the cameras blinking away at every intersection on Euclid Ave. in East Cleveland. Stand under the shadowy presence of the cameras. Hold a sign, come out and meet Art McKoy, add your name to the ever growing list of East Clevelanders and Clevelanders who want the cameras down! The only way we can bring this issue to a vote is with your signatures.
Come one, come all registered voters of East Cleveland and Cleveland!! Let your voice be heard!
McCall’s Hotel, 14660 Euclid Ave. East Cleveland, Ohio. Just pull into the parking lot and sign the petition.
We’re looking forward to meeting you, Wednesday, July 6, 4-7PM at Lee Rd. and Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, Ohio