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File #: O-481-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/13/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: Providing for the submission to the electors of the City of Toledo at a special election on February 26, 2019, an amendment to the Charter of the City of Toledo for the purpose of adding a new Section to the Charter entitled "Keep the Jail in Downtown Toledo"; repealing Ordinance 427-18; and declaring an emergency.

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Keep the Jail Downtown Charter Amendment
Department of Law
D. Emch (x1020)

Title
Providing for the submission to the electors of the City of Toledo at a special election on February 26, 2019, an amendment to the Charter of the City of Toledo for the purpose of adding a new Section to the Charter entitled "Keep the Jail in Downtown Toledo"; repealing Ordinance 427-18; and declaring an emergency.

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Summary
Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. Whereas, the Clerk of Council has received the adequate number of petition signatures as required by law for the following proposed Charter amendment to be submitted to the electors of the City of Toledo and pursuant to the Charter and the Constitution of the State of Ohio, the Toledo City Council hereby presents the proposed amendment for consideration and for certification to the Board of Elections of Lucas County, Ohio.

SECTION 2. Whereas, Ordinance 427-18 passed by the Council of the City of Toledo on October 9, 2018 is superseded in its entirety as to both purpose and intent, and the same should be repealed.

SECTION 3. That the amendment to the Charter of the City of Toledo, as hereinafter set forth, be submitted to the electors of said City at a special election to be held on February 26, 2019, pursuant to Ohio law and the Charter of the City of Toledo.

SECTION 4. That the amendment reads as follows:

"KEEP THE JAIL IN DOWNTOWN TOLEDO

A LAW TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN TOLEDO BY REQUIRING ALL JAILS TO BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN OVERLAY DISTRICT

Section 1 - Preamble
Whereas, this Ordinance recognizes and secures the civil and political rights of the people of the City of Toledo, pursuant to Article I, Section 20 of the Ohio Constitution, which states: "This enumeration of rights shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people, and all powers, not herein delegated, remain with the people;" and
Whereas, this Ordin...

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