Local Government Reform Commission in Canton

The Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration will hold a public hearing in Canton on Friday, February 26, 2010, at 10:30 am.  This will be the last of five public hearings that will be held throughout Ohio seeking public input. The meeting will be held on the campus of Malone University off of Cleveland Avenue in Canton in the Chapel at the Johnson Center.  Ample parking is available around the Johnson Center. To obtain directions, please click here. The Malone University campus map can be viewed here.

Testimony and input is requested in three main areas:

1.) Recommendations that will encourage and incentivize local governments to collaborate;

2.) Identification of local and state tax structure changes which would encourage collaboration or improve service effectiveness; and

3.) Identification of current/alternative service delivery models.

If you are in the Canton area and are concerned with the issue of local government efficiency we strongly encourage you to attend to ensure that your voice is heard. If you cannot attend this meeting, you might also consider preparing written testimony.

Greater Ohio and its partner the Brooking Institution have identified governance reform as an important issue to be considered as we work to restore prosperity to Ohio. Governance reform falls within our larger agenda that is charged with increasing Ohio’s economic competitiveness and quality of life by focusing on the four drivers of prosperity in the 21st century economy: innovation; human capital; infrastructure; and quality of place. Again, we ask you to voice your opinion if you feel, as we at Greater Ohio do, that regional collaboration and efficient governance structures are critical to building a more competitive and prosperous Ohio.

For more information on the Commission and its purpose please visit: http://www.ohioreformandcollaboration.org/