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Amendment to shorten council terms passes

Posted: 11:27 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 23:27:45-05
Amendment to shorten council terms passes

CINCINNATI -- Issue 10, a city charter amendment which shortens Cincinnati council terms from four years to two years, has received the most votes between Issues 10 and 11 and will therefore be adopted.

Both Issue 10 and 11 received enough votes to pass, but both could not be implemented at the same time so it was decided whichever received the most votes would be adopted.

Supporters say this amendment will keep council-people more engaged in the community as the council will be given new blood more frequently.

The issue has been supported by many notable members of Cincinnati, including FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding and former Cincinnati mayors Charlie Luken and Mark Mallory.

Issue 10 will go into effect in the 2021 election.

Two-year terms for city council members used to be standard in Cincinnati before an amendment for four-year terms was passed in 2013.