County government in Cleveland gets fresh look

CLEVELAND (AP) — The new county government in Cleveland is getting a fresh look.

A commission will wrap up public hearings Monday night in Brecksville on proposed changes to the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County government approved by voters in 2009.

The charter review commission arranged four public hearings in all.

Proposed changes include whether to keep the sheriff’s job appointed. Under the old three-commissioner county government, the sheriff was elected.

The new executive and council government was approved by voters amid a lengthy federal corruption investigation. More than 50 people, including elected county officials and contractors, were convicted.

According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (bit.ly/11ej5O5), the review commission must submit a report by July 1 on charter changes to be placed before voters.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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