True to form of thuggish public officials, the Law Director of Maple Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) is instructing City Council members in that fine burb to ignore the mandates of the Ohio Constitution requiring ballot access for Charter Amendments upon the presentation of a sufficient number of signatures.
The fine folks of Maple Heights, Ohio did just that on a petition to amend the City Charter to ban Red Light Cameras. In response, the City Law Director has decided to himself re-write the rules that apply to Ohio municipalities, and says that sufficient signatures were not submitted.
The petitioners have sued at the Ohio Supreme Court. We'll keep you updated on the progress.