- GCP Board takes position on two ballot issues 09 18 12
GCP Board urges "no" vote on State Issue 2, endorses passage of Port Authority levy
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors voted today to take a position on two ballot issues—in opposition of State Issue 2, the redistricting constitutional amendment, and to endorse passage of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority levy.
The GCP Board is urging a “no” vote on State Issue 2, which would create a 12-person citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps. Its decision is based on the position that improvement to the system is needed, but this amendment is not the answer. With the Ohio General Assembly’s bi-partisan reform task force scheduled to make recommendations in December, the GCP is urging that no action be taken until that process is concluded.
Recognizing that a strong port is vital for area jobs, the GCP Board voted to endorse passage of the Port Authority’s five-year, 0.67 mills levy. Shipping alone helps create and sustain 18,000 jobs and generates $1 billion in paychecks. The Port also plays a vital role in protecting and improving the Cuyahoga River, Lake Erie and harbor, assets that are crucially important to the Northeast Ohio economy.
About the Greater Cleveland Partnership
The Greater Cleveland Partnership mobilizes private sector leadership, expertise and resources to create attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region. www.gcpartnership.com.
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