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Another Plan To Create Columbus City Council Wards Gets Submitted

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A plan to increase the number of Columbus City Council members and create ward representation has been filed. The group called Represent Columbus has submitted 38 thousand petition signatures to get the measure on the November ballot. The proposal would create ten ward districts.  Council will soon decided whether to enact the plan, or reject it and sent it to the ballot for voters to decide. Similar plans have been floated several times in the last 20 years, mainly by people who have unsuccessfully attempted to get on city council. Supporters say the plan would provide better overall representation. Opponents say ward-style government in other cities has proven to be rife with corruption.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.