2022 Charter Review Ballot Issues

On August 8, 2022, the Charter Review Commission voted to place changes to five charter sections on the November ballot. Commission Recommendation (PDF).

The issues as they will appear on the ballot are available on the County Board of Elections website, Issues List, pages 7 to 9 (PDF).

The recommended text changes and reasons for the recommendation are below. Text changes are underlined.

  1. 1. Preamble

Existing Language:

We, the people of the Village of Bay in the County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, in order to secure for ourselves the benefits of municipal home rule and exercise all the powers of local self government, do adopt this Charter of our Municipality:

Language approved by the Charter Review Commission:

We, the people of Bay Village, in the County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, in order to secure for ourselves the benefits of Municipal Home rule and exercise all the powers of local self government, and to affirm the values of representative democracy, political leadership, citizen participation, sustainability, diversity and inclusiveness, do adopt this Charter of our Municipality.

Rationale

Changes are intended to update the terminology from “Village of Bay” to “Bay Village,” and to reflect what we value as a community.

  1. 2. Article II - The Council, Section 2.4 - Vacancies
  1. 3. Article VI - Civil Service Commission, Section 6.3 - Classification of Service
  1. 4. Article VI - Civil Service Commission, Section 6.4 - Duties
  1. 5. Article VI - Civil Service Commission, Section 6.5 - Removal