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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Columbus city staffers have proposed a process for drawing districts for City Council seats under a ballot issue now under consideration at city hall.

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Columbus City Council last night held the first public hearing on the Columbus Charter Review Committee's recommendations to change how council members are elected.

A panel of people selected by Columbus City officials is scheduled to hold its final meeting this afternoon to discuss plans to change the structure of City Council.

Mike Foley

After receiving more than a hundred applications to serve on the city's charter review committee, Columbus officials have chosen nine people to make a comprehensive analysis of City Council and overall governance.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is now accepting applications from people who want to serve on his charter review commission.

Issue One, the city-wide ballot question on ward representation on Columbus city council, was defeated by a nearly 3-to-1 margin Tuesday. 

Alison Holm

Supporters and opponents of a ballot issue that would change the structure of Columbus City Council continue to debate the issue for the public, with a forum Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club. 

Campaign finance reports show Columbus' corporate community is heavily backing the organized opposition to the August ballot issue expanding the size of Columbus City Council.