WHAT WE STAND FOR

CHARTER PRINCIPLES

FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT

INDEPENDENCE

Independent, non-partisan leadership that demands the use of recognized best practices in governance, government operations and service delivery.
 

ACCOUNTABILITY

Elected officials that adhere to the highest ethical standards in the performance of their duties.  Accountability is expected in government officials both elected and appointed.


TRANSPARENCY

Open government with policy decisions being made in public and effectively communicated to the public.


FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

A responsible budget that is structurally balanced and arrived at through a transparent and timely process.


REGIONAL COOPERATION

City Government collaborates with schools, other municipalities, and surrounding counties to create

a smart and effective government.


EQUITY

Policy decisions are fair and impartial and provide opportunities for all citizens and neighborhoods to access public services and public contracts.


CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Government tracks and utilizes data to set goals and priorities, to challenge and revisit assumptions in order to improve public services and processes over time.                       
 

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WHAT'S AT STAKE NOW

NOVEMBER 2021 ELECTIONS

FOR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CORRUPTION IS THE PROBLEM
CHARTER IS THE ANSWER

RETURN

Nearly 100 years ago, the City of Cincinnati was beset by rampant political corruption.  This was stopped by a grass roots citizen movement to adopt a new City Charter after which no elected City official was indicted for corruption in 94 years.

WE MUST:  Return to the Council-Manager City government which so effectively kept our city free from back room politics and pay-to-play corruption.

 

REFORM

In 2015, the Charter Review Task Force, a non-partisan group of ordinary citizens, worked together and proposed important, common-sense improvements to our City government.  These reforms were quashed by partisan politicians.

WE MUST:  Stop waiting and adopt these sensible reforms now to help root out behaviors that have corrupted our city government.

 

RENEW

Some powerful developers and special interests, with plenty of help from the Mayor and Council, regularly subvert the will and desires of communities and neighborhoods to serve their own interests or their own personal gain.

WE MUST: elect council members who will establish strong neighborhood and community engagement and re-establish a balance of power at City Hall.

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