This coming Tuesday, Cleveland Heights residents should vote no on Issue 26 to keep sound management of our $80 million budget and 600 employees, keep effective safety services for our whole community, and keep our City stable and moving forward.
Issue 26 would throw out our Council-Manager form of government, which has served us well for nearly 100 years, and consolidate power in the hands of one politician. With a multi-year transition period, it could also destabilize our City and halt projects across our community. We cannot take that risk.
Council-manager systems are 10% more efficient with our tax dollars, and are 57% less likely to have corruption than what Issue 26 proposes. Issue 26 could also lead to more government costs and less accountability.
Our Cleveland Heights Firefighters Union agree and unanimously endorsed NO on Issue 26, stating “Issue 26 will negatively impact safety and services in Cleveland Heights, increase politics and partisanship, and impede our progress.”
Stand with our firefighters and your concerned neighbors who agree that we cannot put our City’s progress and future at risk. Vote no on Issue 26.