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STATE ISSUES
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ISSUE 1
Proposed Constitutional Amendment
TO REQUIRE COURTS TO CONSIDER FACTORS LIKE PUBLIC SAFETY WHEN SETTING THE AMOUNT OF BAIL
Proposed by Joint Resolution of the General Assembly
To amend Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

A majority yes vote is necessary for the amendment to pass.

The proposed amendment would:
Require Ohio courts, when setting the amount of bail, to consider public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, as well as a person’s criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the Ohio General Assembly may prescribe.
Remove the requirement that the procedures for establishing the amount and conditions of bail be determined by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

If passed, the amendment will be effective immediately.

PROS and CONS:
Pros
–>Bail is about appearing for the person’s court date according to the guidelines and the Supreme Court. This amendment ensures that courts, when setting bail, consider factors such as public safety, an individual’s criminal record, and the severity of the offense committed.
–>Courts can consider public safety, among other factors, when setting the financial conditions of bail rather than the longer process of denying bail completely.
–>Puts cash bail and its conditions directly in the Ohio Constitution.
–>Gives individual courts more discretion in determining cash bail.

Cons
–>This amendment would no longer require the Ohio Supreme Court to establish consistent rules of bail, placing cash bail and its conditions directly in the Ohio Constitution.
–>There is no substantial evidence that bail ensures public safety. But rather, it can worsen or create inequities.
–>Bail allows some accused persons with enough money to be freed pretrial,  while others without enough money remain incarcerated for the same or lesser crime.
–>Cash bail may lead the accused  in jail during  pretrial to plead guilty in exchange for their freedom while awaiting trial.
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ISSUE 2
Proposed Constitutional Amendment
TO PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENT FROM ALLOWING NON-ELECTORS TO VOTE
Proposed by Joint Resolution of the General Assembly
To amend Section 1 of Article V, Section 3 of Article X, and Section 3 of Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

“yes” vote supports the proposed amendment.
“no” vote opposes the proposed amendment.
A majority yes vote is necessary for the amendment to pass.

The proposed amendment would:
Require that only a citizen of the United States, who is at least 18 years of age and who has been a legal resident and registered voter for at least 30 days, can vote at any state or local election held in this state.
Prohibit local governments from allowing a person to vote in local elections if they are not legally qualified to vote in state elections.

If passed, the amendment will be effective immediately

PROS and CONS:
Pros
–>This amendment would prevent the confusion for non-citizen legal residents voting in local elections.
–>This amendment would protect non-citizens from adverse legal action in regard to voting.
–>This amendment would prevent an increased administrative burden by creating a new system of voter registration for non-citizen legal residents in areas where this is enacted.
–>Passing this initiative clarifies the intent of the Ohio Constitution in regard to citizenship and voting.

CONS
–>This amendment prevents non-citizen legal residents from voting locally, which weakens community involvement and input in cities that allow it.
–>Non-citizen legal residents are taxpaying members of our communities. This amendment prevents these residents from the right to vote provided to other taxpayers.
–>This amendment weakens the ability of municipalities to govern themselves.
–>This amendment eliminates the rights of 17-year old citizens (who will be 18 by election day) to vote in a primary election, as well as permanently makes the voter registration deadline 30 days prior to election day.
PAINESVILLE CITY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (11 Pcts)
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6.06 Mills Renewal Levy – current operating expenses – 5 years – commencing in 2023, first due in 2024.
FAIRPORT HARBOR EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT (2 Pcts)
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$687,166 Substitute (9.95 Mills) – necessary requirements – continuous period – commencing in 2022, first due in 2023.
FAIRPORT HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY(2 Pcts)
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0.5 Mill Additional Levy – current expenses – 5 years – commencing in 2022, first due in 2023.
WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (49 Pcts)
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2.44 Mills Renewal Levy – sum of $4,745,186 – Emergency Requirements – 10 years – commencing 2022, first due in 2023.
LAKE COUNTY (163 Pcts)
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0.8 Mill Renewal Levy – senior citizen services or facilities – 5 years – commencing in 2022, first due in 2023.
KIRTLAND CITY (4 Pcts)
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Proposed Charter Amendment – Shall Article VI, Section 1 of the Charter of the City of Kirtland, Ohio be amended to provide that the Council shall have the power to levy a municipal income tax at a rate not to exceed two and twenty-five hundredths percent (2.25%)?
PAINESVILLE CITY (11 Pcts)
61.47 Mills Renewal Levy – fire – 5 years – commencing in 2023, first due in 2024.
73 Mills Renewal Levy – Roads – 5 years – commencing in 2023, first due in 2024.
WILLOUGHBY CITY (18 Pcts)
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0.5 Mill Renewal Levy – recreational purposes – 5 years – commencing in 2022, first due in 2023.
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1.5 Mills Renewal Levy – current expenses – 5 years – commencing in 2022, first due in 2023.
TIMBERLAKE VILLAGE (1 Pct)
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4.2 Mills Renewal Levy – current operating expenses – 5 years – commencing in 2022, first due in 2023.
WILLOUGHBY HILLS CITY PRECINCT EE (1 Pct)
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Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday by North Coast Fish House LLC DBA Lobster Pot (South wing East end only) an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit authorizing on/off premise sales who is engaged in the business of operating a neighborhood restaurant at 2749 Som Center Rd, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094 in this precinct?
WILLOUGHBY CITY WARD 6 PRECINCT C (1 Pct)
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Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday by Aldi, Inc., Ohio, dba Aldi 87 an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit authorizing off-premise sales of wine and mixed beverages who is engaged in the business of operating a grocery store at 37100 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094 in this precinct?
WILLOWICK CITY WARD 1 PRECINCT C (1 Pct)
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Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday by Lucid Willowick, L.L.C., (dba Sixth City Tavern) an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit authorizing on/off-premise sales of wine and mixed beverages, and on-premise sales of spirituous liquor who is engaged in the business of operating a bar/restaurant at 31222 Vine St, Willowick, Ohio 44095 in this precinct?
GRAND RIVER VILLAGE (1 Pct)
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5 Mills Renewal and 3 Mills Increase Levy – current operating expenses – 5 years – commencing in 2023, first due in 2024.
MADISON VILLAGE PRECINCT AA (1 Pct)
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Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday by Ohio Springs Inc. d/b/a Sheetz 745 an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit authorizing off-premise sales who is engaged in the business of operating a convenience store at 560 River Street, Madison, Ohio 44057 in this precinct?
MADISON VILLAGE PRECINCT BB (1 Pct)
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Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday by Duffy’s Tavern and Restaurant an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit authorizing on/off-premise sales of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor who is engaged in the business of operating a bar and restaurant at 60 W. Main St., Madison, Ohio 44057 in this precinct?