State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today introduced legislation that would authorize legislative authorities of statutory non-chartered municipalities to have the option to reduce the number of council people and also institute non-staggered terms of office. The bill strives to help local governments reduce costs by giving them more flexibility and options in how they operate.

“My constituents that reside within statutory non-chartered municipalities have requested that tools be provided to their local governments to help them operate within their means. This legislation will give that flexibility to local governments to function with less council members, thus saving them money,” said Representative Anielski.

This legislation is supported by the Ohio Municipal League and would have to be approved by a vote of the residents of the municipality. It will now be assigned to a House committee, where it will undergo further consideration and debate.


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