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CINTRON TELLS HOW TO PROMOTE LEGISLATION WITHOUT COUNCIL
Submitted by Nelson Cintron Jr on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 02:56.
Submitted by Nelson Cintron Jr on July 24, 2009 - 2:54am.
It has always been my goal to support our community at large in achieving their desired goals collectively. I want to inspire your efforts and I offer to help you, regardless of the election results, to develop your ideas, and to promote them for the best interests of the community.
You all appear to have passionate causes and I validly support them. It is not my policy to deter concerned citizens from sharing their ideas. It is my policy to support and promote your ideas and considerations and support those goals as a community through the democratic process. I invite participation from everyone individually and collectively.
There are so many of you who wish to promote things and I want to help you accomplish your missions. If anyone has something specific that they would like help with, please do not hesitate to call me. I have no problem sharing information with you. I am providing the detailed process and link for how our citizens are able to make legislation.
CITIZENS CAN PROMOTE LEGISLATION WITHOUT COUNCIL:
In order to pass legislation you don't need a councilman to do it for you at all.
Under City Charter, any resident can circulate a petition, gather 5,000 signatures of the electors(voters), and promote it to City Council. City Council has 30 days to hold a public committee meeting, discuss that legislation, and react to the legislation (pass/amend). If council makes recommendations for amendments to the legislation-it has to be approved by the committee (circulators) of the petition. If Council reacts not to vote on it, then a special election must be held in the City of Cleveland.
Feel free to call me directly if you have any questions.