Issue No. 88 looks to get the city’s charter up to date with the state law requiring candidates to file 90 days before an election.
Billed as a “housekeeping” measure, Solon is one of 15 communities in Cuyahoga County looking to update its charter to reflect the state law requiring candidates to file 90 days before a primary election. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections asked 15 cities — including Solon, Lakewood and Strongsville — to have the same filing deadline as the state. The measure will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as Issue No. 88. Area law directors have said that the county doesn’t want to have different communities with different sets of requirements. The other Cuyahoga County communities with the charter change on the ballot are:
Ballot Issue 87 asks Solon voters to change the city charter.
Ballot Issue 87 asks voters to change the city charter. If approved, the amendment would alter Article IV, Section 6 of the charter to allow Solon City Council to take action related to boundary or zoning ordinance changes under an emergency measure if necessary. Solon voters and those in affected wards would still have to approve such changes by a majority. This is the ballot language: Shall Article IV, Section 6, of the Charter of the City of Solon be amended to allow for the Council to take action relating to any changes in the boundaries or zoning ordinances of the City under an emergency measure if necessary, while still requiring approval by a majority of the electors city-wide and in each applicable ward?