Akron City Councilman Bruce Kilby has lost his Supreme Court bid to change the ballot language in a proposed city charter amendment, giving the all-clear for the issue to appear as is during the November 6 election.
The amendment is asking voters to pass measures increasing the terms of ward council members from two to four years, making it so that all members of Akron City Council are elected at the same time as the mayor. It would also limit the amount of raises for both the mayor and council members to averages seen in the private sector.
Kilby filed suit in early September against the Summit County Board of Elections, the Secretary of State's office and Akron City Council.
The court made their unanimous decision Thursday declining the Ward 2 councilman's bid to change the wording describing what the amendment would potentially do.
City Council voted 10-3 in July to put the amendment on the ballot and the Board of Elections then voted 3-1 to approve the wording in August.