Those opposing an Akron charter amendment met at Kenmore Community Center Wednesday night to voice their opinions on why this issue does not benefit the city and its citizens.
The meeting, which was scheduled for 6 p.m, was held later due to the fact that the group was locked out ot the community center. The issue got resolved when State Representative Zack Milkovich made a call down to Columbus explaining the group's purpose for gathering that evening.
Dave Gordon says Issue 3 is politically motivated and won't save taxpayers money.
"The council people have no business running on a part-time job for four years, two is plenty to be involved with the city."
Issue 3 would change the terms of ward council members from two years to four, making it so that all city leaders are on the ballot at the same time, thus limiting the raises of council members and the mayor.
Ward 2 Councilman Bruce Kilby was in the audience. He says the ballot issue is about personal agendas and not much else.
"This isn't about me or anyone else on Council or the Mayor, it's about how this city is going to run long after we're gone."
Citizens Action PAC leader Andrae Long coordinated the event. He says by telling your friends and neighbors, Issue 3 will be voted down on Election Day.
"Get out there and tell people about this, campaign about this, because it will keep our elected leaders accountable," Long said.
"It's going to be by a grassroots effort and we're encouraging others to get behind this as well."
Yard signs urging people to vote "no" on Issue 3 were available to those in attendance.
Akron City Council passed a resolution 10-3 in favor of changing the charter amendment. One of the council members who voted no was Ward 2's Bruce Kilby, who filed suit in September in the Ohio Supreme Court challenging the ballot language for the issue.
Voters will have the final say November 6.