MAY PRIMARY BALLOT HAS THREE CHARTER AMENDMENTS
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund Charter amendment, if passed, will require the City to put $50M/year into the existing Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The Trust Fund was established by City Council in December 2018, but no permanent funding source was established. The amendment, sponsored by Cincinnatians for Affordable Housing, Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition and Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition will require the use of general operating funds but not allow for a special tax levy to meet the requirement.
The remaining two charter amendments will establish procedures to suspend a Councilmember charged with a felony if that member does not first resign. Councilmember Sundermann’s amendment would require a vote of seven members of Council to suspend with pay at time of indictment, and/or if convicted, a vote of five to remove from Council. Vice Mayor Smitherman’s proposal will require the hiring of a Special Prosecutor to look into removal of a Councilmember charged with a felony.
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