YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Five times on the ballot and five times “no”, but this was the closest vote yet.
Voters in Youngstown have once again turned down the so-called Community Bill of Rights. The proposal would have banned hydraulic fracturing and injection wells within the city limits.
51.5% of voters said no, 48.5% said yes.
The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber in a release says they’re glad what they term the “job-killing” amendment was defeated.
“Youngstown’s hard-fought economic recovery avoided another set-back with the defeat of this dangerous amendment,” said Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Guy Coviello in the release. “We hope the individuals behind this ill-conceived proposal finally get the message.”
Will we see it back for a 6th time? Stay tuned.