Our firm pro bono assisted a citizens group in the City of Maple Heights, Ohio in drafting, circulating and submitting petitions for a Charter Amendment banning Red Light Cameras in their fair City.
But when we called the City Law Director and informed him that we wanted to arrange an orderly submission of the signatures, he made it clear he had no intention of instructing the City Council to fulfill its constitutional duties and place the issue on the ballot. Rather, he intended to develop some rationale to obstruct it rising to a vote.
Fortunately, Ohio law provides the petitioners with a legal vehicle to force Council action.
We intend to bring suit next week.