PROPOSAL #145:

Question: Does the Commission propose that the Mayor and the Council President establish a mandate, resources, and time line for a Special City Commission for reform of the expectation and infrastructure of Cleveland City Council as recommended to the Charter Review Commission by a citizen? [No specific language]

PROPOSAL #147:

Question: Should the number of City wards be determined by using a ratio of one ward for every 25,000 people based on the estimated City population? [Exhibits A, B, C]

PROPOSAL #147A (Two Alternatives):

Question: If the number of City wards is determined by using a ratio of one ward for every 25,000 people, should the Charter contain a mathematical formula such as:

The Council shall divide the population of the City as determined by the Federal Census by 25,000 resulting in a whole number and a remainder. If the whole number resulting from this division is an odd number then that number shall be the number of wards of the City until the reapportionment of wards in accordance with this section after the next decennial census. If the whole number resulting from this division is an even number then that number plus one shall be the number of wards of the City until the reapportionment of wards in accordance with this section after the next decennial census? [Exhibits A, C]

OR

Should the Charter contain a table that shows the number of wards by populations such as:

If the City’s population is:    …the City shall be divided into the following number of wards:
More than 575,000………………………………….25
575,000 or less but more than 525,000……………… 23
525,000 or less but more than 475,000……………… 21
475,000 or less but more than 425,000……………… 19
425,000 or less but more than 375,000……………… 17
375,000 or less but more than 325,000……………… 15
325,000 or less but more than 275,000……………… 13
275,000 or less …………………………….….……11
[Exhibit B]

PROPOSAL #148:

Question: Should the Council consist of 17 members, 14 of whom are elected by wards and 3 elected at large? [Exhibit D]

PROPOSAL #149:

Question: Should the Council consist of 15 members, 14 of whom are elected by wards and 1 elected at large who shall serve as the President of Council? [Exhibit E]

PROPOSAL #150:

Question: Should the Council consist of 15 wards? [Exhibit F]

PROPOSAL #151:

Question: Should the Council consist of 11 members, 7 of whom are elected by wards and 4 elected at large? [Exhibit G]

PROPOSAL #152:

Question: Should the terms of the members of Council be reduced to two year terms? [Exhibit H]

PROPOSAL #153:

Question: Should the terms of the members of Council be staggered to provide that half of the Council is elected every two years (although the terms of each member remain at 4 years)? [Exhibits D, E]

PROPOSAL #154:

Question: Should the terms of the members of Council and the Mayor be staggered so that Mayor and the members of Council are not elected at the same election? [Exhibits D, E]

PROPOSAL #155:

Question: Should the City reapportion wards so as to not split the City’s neighborhoods between more than two wards? In addition, the City’s neighborhoods, as determined by the City Planning Commission, should only be divided by census tracks, or in extreme cases by blocks. This recommendation also requires an amendment to Charter Section 76-2 to place a requirement on the city Planning Commission to map the City by neighborhoods. [Exhibit C]

PROPOSAL #155A:

This is the same question as proposal #155 above except that the standard of redistricting by neighborhood is “best efforts” and not a requirement?

PROPOSAL #156:

Question: Should the City reapportion wards for the election in 2009? [Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, F, G]

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