The event was almost two weeks ago, but the debate continues.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Miss anything? Here’s a highlight of the Brecksville stories from the week.
Here’s a highlight of the top stories from around Brecksville this week. Development Eyed at I-77 and Route 82?: “We are hopeful that an outstanding opportunity will be announced and developed in the very near future,” said council president Greg Skaljac. Sequestration Could Affect 12,000 Federal Employees in Cuyahoga County: Veteran Affairs is the largest of the federal agencies in Cuyahoga County, with more than 4,800 employees. Creekside Participating in Cleveland Restaurant Week: Cleveland Independents Restaurant Week starts Monday at tasty spots all over Northeast Ohio. Brecksville-Broadview Heights School are ‘Excellent With Distinction’: School and district report cards are usually released at the beginning of the school year, but …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Monday's event was a success by most accounts... But the debate was only getting started.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Residents pack the Human Services Center for first-ever event of its kind in Brecksville.
A group of citizens in Brecksville took a stand against the idea that corporations are equal to people and money is equivalent to speech. And on Monday night, nearly 150 people packed in the Brecksville Human Services Center to discuss the idea.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Group also looking to engage high school and middle school students in learning how the citizen initiative process works and helping them to understand their pivotal role in the functioning of a healthy democracy.
Today's Democracy Day/Town Hall Meeting is an effort to educate, inform and discuss this issue.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The idea behind the first biannual event — slated to take place in the Brecksville Human Services Center at 6:30 p.m. — is to discuss the effect of corporations, unions, political action committees and Super-PACs on the city.
A group of citizens in Brecksville took a stand against the idea that corporations are equal to people and money is equivalent to speech. Those efforts are taking another step forward. The city’s first Democracy Day is set for Monday. The idea behind the first biannual event — slated to take place in the Brecksville Human Services Center at 6:30 p.m. — is to discuss the effect of corporations, unions, political action committees (or PACs) and Super-PACs on the city. According to its website, the organization wants to see a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating that “inalienable rights belong to human beings only” and that money is not protected free speech. Voters in Brecksville narrowly OK’d the measure in the Nov. 6 election…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The “money is not speech” issue requires the city to create a “Democracy Day” every two years.
Brecksville residents haven’t heard the last about Issue 25, the “money is not speech” issue on Tuesday's ballot. The issue narrowly passed in the Nov. 6 election with about 52 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial numbers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Part of the issue was to establish a “Democracy Day,” a meeting held in the February after a federal election to discuss the impact of political contributions on the city. But the details of how this day will work are still up in the air. Rose Petsche, one of the residents behind Issue 25, said she hopes the city will allow the members of the group to help make the day a success. She wants to find a way to incorporate high school students and encourage the …