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Mayor’s Office Stands By Arena Payments

The Franklin County Board of Elections said a local group has enough valid signatures to put an issue on the ballot that could end lease payments on Nationwide Arena.
12, 2013

The Mayor’s office maintains Columbus residents still support the public purchase of Nationwide Arena. Voters could decide the issue after a citizens group collected enough signatures to ask voters if they want to stop city payments on the Arena.

City Council To Vote On Campaign Finance Reform Proposal

A Columbus group wants city council to change the city charter to include a campaign finance reform initiative. Council president Andrew Ginther has reservations about spending public money on campaigns.
2, 2013

Columbus City Council is expected to take up campaign finance reform, tonight. A local group, which has proposed the initiative, says it wants more balance on the all-Democrat city hall board. But as WOSU reports, one expert said the proposal does not go far enough.