The following are the questions we will use to guide discussion at
our upcoming consensus meeting on May 20. The questions were
compiled by the recall study committee and were approved by the
board at the April 1 board meeting. The questions are provided to
members in advance so that thoughtful consideration may be given to
the topic and to help us develop a sound position based on League
principles. Please read and reflect, and come prepared to discuss
these topics on May 20.
Are you in favor of the city charter providing
for recall provisions for elected officials? If so, why and what
provisions ought to be included in the recall language? If not,
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of recall elections?
What constitutes sufficient reasons for citizens
to undertake a recall of an elected official?
What criteria should be necessary to initiate a recall election?
Do you think recall elections protect or harm
the democratic process?
Should there be time limits within an elected
official’s term within which a recall may occur? If so, what
would be appropriate parameters?
Refer to our
May editions of The Akron Voter newsletter for additional
information about the recall study.