7/7/21

Miller Quoted in Columbus Dispatch Article Titled "Elections Board Removes Overlay Petition From Fall Ballot"

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Joe Miller, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted in an article from the Columbus Dispatch titled "Liberty Township: Elections Board Removes Overlay Petition From Fall Ballot." The article discusses a referendum which would have allowed Liberty Township residents to vote on a controversial zoning overlay.

The article states:

"The board of elections certified the referendum to the ballot in May, but attorneys for the developers and landowners challenged it on the basis that it failed to meet the minimum requirements of state law.

Attorney Joe Miller of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, said that the referendum petition did not 'adequately inform voters,' stating the referendum did not provide a detailed summary of the rezoning process or identify the parcel in question.

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'We’re very pleased with the decision of the board of elections, which clearly recognizes that, while voters have the right to the petition process, they do not have the right to place something before voters that is inaccurate, vague and misleading,' Miller said.

Township resident John Hartman disagrees with the decision."

Read the full article here.