NEWS FLASH ... according to the law director, it appears the residents of Maple Heights (district 5) will have literally nothing to say about who will represent them for the next .. what?.. 2 years?.
Come to think of it, .... are sections of Maple Heights City Charter unconstitutional; or is the whole charter unconstitutional? [Update: Gee Mr. Mayor, have you no sense of humor - lighten up. Also, just who do you think wrote this post? Do you have ESP or do you have spies lurking around? Careful, you might be letting the "cat out of the bag".]
What's definitely not funny in any way, shape, or form ... is that this law director, and this city council appear to be using Maple Heights resident's money (yes, that includes the residents of district 5), to disenfranchise them. We'll say it again, ... use his employer's money to disenfranchise his employers. Unbelievable!
Bear with us (cause we just thought of this) ... Did this law director go looking (digging) for (1924) case law ... that (in effect) resulted in the residents of district 5 (his employers) being stripped of their right to vote for their own representative in council?
Let's look at three wiki articles regarding voting rights:
Under Jurisdictional Differences/United States, paragraph 2
Interesting what Ron Paul says about our military and court system (and he's not wrong about that,
though we don't like his views about the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Interesting Wiki article (1) Interesting Wiki article regarding segregation in Ohio (2)
History of Maple Heights (population, etc)
Addendum: The use of the 1924 case law by this law director, could be construed by members of council, as an act of intimidation ... that if they do not go along with the leadership and majority rule, they could find their seats declared vacant too.