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
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)