Everyday People For Positive Change

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A group that has tried three times to change the size of Columbus City Council and the council electoral process plans to try again. 

Columbus city officials have unveiled a campaign finance proposal they say will improve transparency.

Columbus voters on Tuesday approved a measure expanding the number of members on City Council. The charter amendment backed by the city adds two seats to council and divides the city into wards, even though members will still be elected at-large. 

Mike Foley

Columbus City Council last night approved placing on the May ballot a measure adding two members to the seven-seat panel, with all members being elected from districts or wards by all local voters. 

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing on the May ballot a plan to expand the panel and create district or ward representation.

A citizens' group for the third time is proposing a ballot issue changing Columbus City Council from an at-large election system to a ward system.