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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kent Voters Will Have Opportunity to Ban Fracking in November

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Kent City Council unanimously approved the placement of a proposed amendment to the city Charter, a Community Bill of Rights, on November’s ballot. Council’s written communications going into the August 20 meeting stated, “On August 1, 2014 ninety-two (92) petitions with 2509 signatures (were) delivered to the Clerk of Council from the Kent Environmental Rights Group, representing an initiative Charter amendment… On August 7, 2014, the Board of Elections attested that the petitions contained 1906 (valid) signatures, while needing 1707 valid signatures. They determined the petitions were sufficient to proceed with placing the amendment on the ballot.” 10 percent of the electorate must approve a ballot initiative in Kent.

“Let the voters decide,” said Ward 5 Councilwoman Heidi Shaffer.
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