From the PD --
"There's not a Republican way to run a city, or a Democratic way. There's a right way and a wrong way," says U.S. Sen. George Voinovich. U.S. Sen. George Voinovich has been governor, mayor, county commissioner and county auditor.
Those decades of public service compel him, he says, to endorse Issue 6, the reform measure that would swap Cuyahoga County's three commissioners for an elected county executive and 11-member council.
"From a managerial point of view, I have a perspective that I don't think anybody else has," said Voinovich, a Cleveland native. "Who else has been a county auditor for five years and will say you don't need to elect a county auditor?" More...
Yes George, your 3 decades in office has recently shown us you have a questionable record on guns, think there are too many fiscal conservatives, think Cass Sunstein & Supreme Court Justice Sotomayer are good for our country, thinks the only thing wrong with Barack Obama is Nancy Pelosi and supported the auto-maker bailouts.
Where people are misguided in their well deserved and well intended want of "change" is in the people we elect -- not the structure of our county government. We are living a perfect example of what happens when knee-jerk "change" is made. We cannot afford that mistake in our county.
Issue 6 is knee-jerk change that will actually grow our county government, will create more room for graft & corruption and solidify the power of the same elected officials and businessmen who have already run this county into the ground. Issue 6 is nothing more than lipstick on a pig by the same old farm hands.
SO those that want change in the structure of our county government --- ask yourself this question....
What happens if a bad County Executive and bad County Council members get elected -- then what? Change again?
Think very hard about it -- it is our future!