Youngstown voters rejected for the fifth time the so-called Community Bill of Rights, but by a narrower margin than in the past.
The amendment to the city’s charter, which would have restricted activities related to the oil and gas industry within the city limits, lost, with 51.47% of city voters casting their ballots against the amendment and 48.53% voting for it. According to the unofficial results from the Mahoning County Board of elections, 6,028 votes were cast against the amendment and 5,683 were cast for it.
The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, which spearheaded the effort against the charter amendment as it has the four previous attempts, issued a news release following the election results in response to the latest defeat of the “economically crippling measure,” as it characterized the proposal.Click here to read more.
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