• Sustainable Medina

Democracy Killed in Medina County?


On Thursday, June 29th, a group of citizens from Sustainable Medina

County delivered 6,494 signatures to the Medina County Board of

Elections in support of a ballot issue for November 7th that would create a

County Charter with a Community Bill of Rights. ALL RESIDENTS OF

MEDINA COUNTY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR, CLEAN

WATER AND A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, AND THEY SHOULD BE

PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

On Monday, July 10th, the Medina County Board of Elections certified the

signatures for the ballot, but voted to keep the County Charter initiative off

the November 7th ballot by a vote of 3 to 1. Board members Pamela

Miller (former Medina County Democratic Party Chairwoman), Sharon Ray

and Larry Cray voted to prevent the initiative from going on the ballot and

John Welker (current Medina County Democratic Party Chairman) voted to

put the initiative on the ballot so the residents of Medina County would be

permitted to have a right to vote. After all, isn’t that what democracy is all

about? Giving the people the right to vote.

IMPORTANT HEARING TO APPEAL THE MEDINA COUNTY BOARD OF

ELECTIONS DECISION

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time: 11 am

Location: Medina County Common Pleas Court (93 Public Square)

in Judge Collier’s Courtroom

Judge: Visiting Judge Peter Handwork

(Judges Kimbler and Collier recused themselves)

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