Task force begins work to rewrite Cincinnati's charter

'Really important that all of us participate'

If just reading the words Cincinnati Charter Review Task Force makes you want to doze off, try to stay awake just a few paragraphs longer.

Here's why: Cincinnati's charter is the city's constitution. It was adopted by voters in 1926 and governs every aspect of the Tri-State's largest city. And a group of citizens has started a process to review it – and rewrite it.

"This is going to determine the basic and fundamental structure of Cincinnati government for probably the next 100 years," task force co-chairman Mike Morgan said. "So it sounds really boring. But it's critically important to the daily lives of the city's residents and how things do and do not get done in the city."

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