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Why Can't We All Just Get Along

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Yet another debate on county reform took place Wednesday night at Case Western Reserve University. This one sponsored by State Senator Shirley Smith, who has spoken out against Issue 6, the ballot proposal that would replace the current three-member county commission with an elected county executive and 11-member council.

Little new was said at the forum and only about 50 people attended but at least some audience members expressed frustration at the harshness of the fight over whether and when to change Cuyahoga County government's structure. Voter Patricia Maxwell said she wishes the two sides would stop bickering and just work together to fix the county's problems. Maxwell said, "I think it's time for a truce. There are a lot of people in Cleveland who are out of work, need medical mart. A lot of people are hurting. A lot of people are starving."

You can hear the county reform town hall meeting in its entirety tonight at 9 here on 90.3.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 8:23 am

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