Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Changes suggested after costly December mayoral runoff race.
On Nov. 6, 2001, following a crowded field of candidates that resulted in Rob Berner being elected mayor with just 20 percent of the “yes” votes, Avon Lake electors opted to change the charter so that no mayoral candidate could be elected with less than a "50 percent plus one" vote. The issue won in a landslide with 81 percent of voters supporting a majority win. Ten years later, the city faced a runoff election when none of the three candidates in a three-way November 2011 mayoral race earned 50 percent of the vote, forcing a December runoff election. Runoff elections will be done away with if a proposed charter amendment passes in the August 2012 election asking voters if they would support a non-partisan Primary Election followed by a …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Miss Candidates' Night? Now you can watch it online, anytime.
If you missed Avon Lake’s Candidates’ Night on Oct. 27, you can view the program in its entirely online at Pegcentral and find out where the candidates stand on issues including economic development, Issue 2 and what’s important in the school district. Candidates’ Night featured a 90-minute debate between the three mayoral candidates, seven school boardcandidates and the two Ward 1 candidates. Unopposed candidates had an opportunity each had two minutes to discuss an item of their choice. Avon Lake has made all city council meetings and some government/civic programs available online, 24 hours a day. This week, ALC-TV will be rebroadcasting the debate.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Annual event features candidates from Avon Lake's candidates. Refreshments served after.
Avon Lake High School’s government classes are having the annual Candidates Night forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Center. 175 Avon Belden Road. The three candidates for Avon Lake mayor, City Council and school board will debate. A reception will follow in the high school commons. Not familiar with the candidates? Check out our Election Central page featuring all the candidates, bios and local issues. The annual debate features student moderators. Candidates Night is open to the public. The school is located at 175 Avon Belden Rd. Parking is available off of the school's Electric Boulevard entrance.