Enough signatures collected to move Yo. redistricting forward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A local group trying to reduce the size of council seats in Youngstown is getting closer to their goal.

The committee, which calls itself Draw the Line, has been collecting signatures to put a charter amendment on the November ballot that would cut the number of wards from seven to five.

Monday, they delivered 1,600 signatures to city council. They were required to have at least 1,200 hundred signatures before the issue could go before voters.

The city has had seven wards since 1923, but Draw the Line says the smaller number better suits Youngstown’s population today.

Once the signatures are verified, city council will call a meeting to put the issue on the ballot.



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