Cleveland city council downsizes along with community (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

January 1, 2013 – The city of Cleveland is losing population, and as a result its city council is going to shrink. The 19-member city council will lose two more seats in 2013 when the panel redraws the wards. Since council maps were last drawn in 2009, Cleveland’s population has shrunk by more than 30,000 people, to about 396,000, according to U.S. census figures. Most of that population loss occurred in the city’s northeast quadrant. In 2008, voters approved another charter change requiring that the number of council seats correlate to population.

Link to Full Article: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/01/01/metro-briefs-0101-gv4l10pd-1.html

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