On Wednesday, members of the Common Sense Energy Coalition of Fulton County planned to present petitions to the Fulton County Board of Elections in Wauseon for a Proposed County Charter in the November election.
The County Charter contains a Community Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights states that residents have a right to peaceful enjoyment of their property, a right to clean air, water, soil, the rights of nature, the right to a sustainable community, the right to be free from chemical trespass and rights against corporations.
The County Charter was prepared to expand current rights. The County Charter would give residents a voice when, for instance, for-profit corporations, attempt to intrude on residents by taking land, destroying their property, or the environment.
In Ohio petitions are being presented at the Boards of Elections in four counties: Medina, Fulton, Athens, and Meigs. Counties who already have this legislation are Cuyahoga and Summit counties.