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Columbus City Council
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:10:23 PM »
3 City Council Seats are up for grabs by 7 people in November:

- Priscilla R. Tyson (Incumbent) (D)
- A. Troy Miller (Incumbent) (D)
- Eileen Paley (Incumbent) (D)
- Matthew Ferris (R)
- Alicia Healy (R)
- Roseann Hicks (R)
- Joe Motil (I) (Write-In)

Anyone have any thoughts on the candidates? I'm posting up in depth interviews on CU over the next two weeks to learn more about their stances on a variety of issues.
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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 09:11:03 PM »
Better Know A Candidate 2009: Alicia Healy
By Walker | September 28, 2009




Over the course of the next two weeks, Columbus Underground will be providing you with an in depth look at each of the six candidates running for Columbus City Council this November. All six interviewees are being asked the same set of questions, most of which were submitted from Columbus Underground readers. This feature should give everyone a better understanding of where these candidates stand on a variety of important local issues, and help you to decide how to vote this coming November.

Our first interview is with Republican Candidate Alicia Healy. Alicia currently resides in the Driving Park neighborhood on the Near East Side, and is a first time candidate for the office of Columbus City Council.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/better-know-a-candidate-2009-alicia-healy

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 09:11:29 PM »
Better Know A Candidate 2009: A. Troy Miller
By Walker | September 30, 2009 12:00pm



Our next interview is with Democrat Candidate A. Troy Miller. Troy grew up on the East Side of Columbus, currently operates his own technology company, and is running for re-election following his appointment in January.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/better-know-a-candidate-2009-a-troy-miller

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 11:46:32 AM »
Better Know A Candidate 2009: Matt Ferris
By Walker | October 2, 2009



Our next interview is with Republican Candidate Matt Ferris. Matt operates his own financial advisory firm in the Brewery District, lives in German Village, and is a first time candidate running for City Council.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/better-know-a-candidate-2009-matt-ferris

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 11:47:03 AM »
Better Know A Candidate 2009: Eileen Paley
By Walker | October 5, 2009



Our next interview is with Democrat Candidate Eileen Paley. Eileen currently operates her own legal practice, and is running for re-election following her City Council appointment in January.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/better-know-a-candidate-2009-eileen-paley

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 11:47:42 AM »
Better Know A Candidate 2009: Roseann Hicks
By Walker | October 7, 2009



Our next interview is with Republican Candidate Roseann Hicks. Roseann currently manages Yogi’s Hoagies in Westerville, serves on multiple Northside commissions and associations, and is a first time candidate running for City Council.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/better-know-a-candidate-2009-roseann-hicks

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 08:39:03 AM »
Better Know A Candidate 2009: Priscilla Tyson
By Walker | October 9, 2009



Our final interview is with Democrat Candidate Priscilla Tyson. Priscilla is currently serving on City Council and chairs the Recreation and Parks Committee and the Zoning Committee, and is running for re-election.

READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/better-know-a-candidate-2009-priscilla-tyson

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 09:55:35 PM »
3 City Council Seats are up for grabs by 7 people in November:

- Priscilla R. Tyson (Incumbent) (D)
- A. Troy Miller (Incumbent) (D)
- Eileen Paley (Incumbent) (D)
- Matthew Ferris (R)
- Alicia Healy (R)
- Roseann Hicks (R)
- Joe Motil (I) (Write-In)

Anyone have any thoughts on the candidates? I'm posting up in depth interviews on CU over the next two weeks to learn more about their stances on a variety of issues.

Thanks for the interviews.  Personally, I'd be shocked if any of the democratic incumbents lost.
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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 10:06:14 PM »
An article from the Monday Dispatch about City Council candidates pledging to serve their full four-year terms, if elected.  That's emerged as an issue because of the past history of City Council members leaving before the end of their terms.  What usually happens is the person that's appointed to fill the term, usually gets re-elected.  The Dispatch also showed this history for each City Council seat.  Both the article and the reappointment history are linked below.

City council candidates agree: Plan is to serve full four-year term

Here is the history of each seat on the Columbus City Council, dating to the last person who entered council by winning an election
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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 10:29:12 PM »
I'd be shocked if any of them stuck to that pledge. ;)

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 08:53:57 AM »
Three Democrats keep seats on Columbus City Council
Wednesday,  November 4, 2009 - 3:10 AM
By Robert Vitale, The Columbus Dispatch


City Council Democrats declared victory last night over their Republican challengers and over conventional political wisdom as well.  Three incumbents who backed a Columbus income-tax increase that took effect less than five weeks before Election Day held on to their jobs, according to unofficial returns.

Democrats Priscilla R. Tyson, A. Troy Miller and Eileen Paley led a seven-candidate field with a combined 57 percent of the vote.  Republican Matt Ferris trailed Paley by fewer than 1,140 votes.  That margin was too big to trigger an automatic recount, said Matt Damschroder, assistant director of the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Full story at http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/11/04/copy/City_Council_election.ART_ART_11-04-09_B1_QAFIKCF.html?adsec=politics&sid=101
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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 08:10:24 AM »
Columbus will go to the polls tomorrow (Aug. 2) for a special vote that could change the makeup of the Columbus City Council.

Voters will decide on Issue 1, which proposes to change Columbus City Council from the current makeup of seven at-large members to a mix of 13 at-large and ward representatives by 2018.  If passed, City Council would have three at-large members and 10 ward-based members.

If the city's population changes, the number of at-large members would always remain at three - but the number of ward-based members could go up to 22, if the population increases, or down to four, if the population decreases.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/topic/news/2016/07/ward-vote.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/07/27/issue-1-overview-arguments-for-and-against-the.html
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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 09:25:24 PM »
Voters have soundly rejected Issue 1 by a margin of 72-28.

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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 10:00:34 AM »
Since a similar proposal to this got soundly defeated at the polls last year, I'm not sure why these district recommendations are emerging again.  But FWIW, here's the latest recommendations on a potential reshape of Columbus City Council:


Charter Review Committee Recommends Nine-Member District-At-Large Council
By Lauren Sega, Columbus Underground
July 14, 2017 - 12:55 pm


The Charter Review Committee, charged last September with the task of assessing and developing a recommendation for the composition and operations of Columbus City Council, released its recommended legislation this week.

The committee’s District-At-Large recommendation would split Columbus into nine districts. From each one would come one council member, elected by everyone in the city, but competing only with other candidates from the same district.  Elections would continue to be nonpartisan and include an elimination primary.

It’s similar to a proposal knocked down by voters in a special election last August — Issue 1, which aimed to add six members to the current seven-member council, with three elected at-large and 10 elected by district.  The day voting started on the charter amendment, Columbus City Council announced its creation of the Charter Review Committee.

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/charter-review-committee-recommends-nine-member-district-at-large-council-ls1
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Re: Columbus City Council
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 10:03:53 AM »
Columbus City Council halts ballot proposal to add seats, create districts

Columbus voters won’t decide this year whether seats should be added to the City Council and whether seats should be divided into districts while representatives continue to be elected in citywide elections.

The council tabled the proposal indefinitely on Monday as it considers whether to break it into two pieces — one to expand the council, and one to set up the district system — to put before Columbus voters.  A vote had been expected Monday, but city-hall sources confirmed that the council was short of the five votes needed to place a charter change on the ballot.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170724/columbus-city-council-halts-ballot-proposal-to-add-seats-create-districts
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