Feb 25, 2014

Why did Sandusky city commission increase from 5 to 7 in 1980?

What were the reasons given in 1980 for expanding the city commission from five to seven? Mary Ann via email

City commission clerk Kelly Kresser provided some documents (click on the PDF to view it) indicating how commissioners in 1978 went about expanding commission from five elected members to seven.

The vote went down 4-1 with little discussion documented.

On a related note, many city commissioners have recently said they're in favor of going back down from seven elected officials to five.

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