In a couple of weeks I will continue to uphold my streak of never missing an election in 36 years. Here’s what’s on the ballot in Cleveland Ward 3.
Municipal judge: Joseph Russo vs. Marilyn B. Cassidy
Russo litters public rights of way with yard signs (boo!) and is also unrecommended by the local Black Lives Matter. Vote Cassidy.
Housing Court judge: W. Moná Scott vs. Ron O’Leary.
What’s the deal with this? Is there some backstory to why O’Leary has opposition? There has to be a story. I skipped this one. PASS.
Municipal judge: Charles Patton running unopposed.
I’m flipping this one off; he’s the judge whose extremely poor grasp of the Rules of Evidence got shown up by some punk-ass math major. Seriously, Patton is. not. competent. I am not voting for Patton even though it doesn’t matter either way. PASS.
Issue 3, Tri-C Levy
Some aspects of management are questionable, but it’s a great school. YES.
Issue 6, Independent Sheriff amendment
Change of opinion on this: vote YES because it gives the Sheriff a little independence from the executive.
Issue 20, Cleveland nominating process amendment
Change of opinion on this: vote YES. It’s not unreasonable to live in your jurisdiction for a year before seeking an elected office there.
Issue 21, Cleveland budget online amendment
YES. It looks like they’re just saying the “Mayor’s estimate” (budget) should be easy to get on the Internet and we don’t need to print so many paper copies. I’m okay with that.
Issue 22, Cleveland civil service amendment
I DON’T KNOW. The civil service system here has been dead for decades, so I don’t understand what the effect is supposed to be. I skipped this one.