by Laura Bednar
Both proposed amendments to the city’s charter regarding the mayor’s term length and amount of money the city can spend without public bidding, failed on the Nov. 8 ballot.
The first amendment would have increased the number of consecutive terms a mayor can serve from two to three. Each term is for four years. The change was voted down with 63.14% of voters against and 36.86% in favor, according to unofficial election results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
The second amendment would have permitted the city to spend up to $25,000 without a formal public bidding process. This issue was voted down with 58.38% voting against and 41.62% in favor. Currently, the finance director and mayor can approve purchases up to $15,000 without public bidding or city council approval