By Kevin Kelley

Westshore

As has been his custom, Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan will devote his October town hall meeting to ballot issues voters will decide on in the general election.

Greenspan’s town hall meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, located at 31001 Clemens Road in Westlake.

Greenspan emphasized the meeting is not intended to be a debate on the issues, but rather to provide information to voters. A speaker associated with each ballot initiative has been invited to state what will happen if the particular issue is passed.

Greenspan has endorsed the passage of Issue 8 and was a co-sponsor, with Miller, of Issue 9. He has not taken a stance on the state ballot issues.

Greenspan, a Republican, has regularly held nonpartisan town hall meetings about county and governing issues since he took office in 2011 as a charter member of the Cuyahoga County Council.

Issue 1 – Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment – This would create a bipartisan, public process for drawing legislative districts.

Speaker: State Rep. Mike Dovilla.

Issue 2 – Anti-monopoly amendment – This would prohibit any petitioner from using the Ohio Constitution to grant a monopoly.

Speaker: State Rep. Mike Dovilla.

Issue 3 – Legalize growth and sale of marijuana – This would grant a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes.

A speaker from Responsible Ohio has been invited to explain this issue.

Issue 8 – Extension of Excise Tax on Cigarettes for Cuyahoga Arts and Culture – This extends the tax to make grants to support arts or cultural organizations.

Speaker: Chris Galloway of the Arts & Culture Action Committee.

Issue 9 – Proposed County Charter Amendment – This would define the membership of the County Audit Committee.

Speaker: District 2 County Councilman Dale Miller.

Greenspan has endorsed the passage of Issue 8 and was a co-sponsor, with Miller, of Issue 9. He has not taken a stance on the state ballot issues.

Greenspan, a Republican, has regularly held nonpartisan town hall meetings about county and governing issues since he took office in 2011 as a charter member of the Cuyahoga County Council.

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