Union County to hire administrator
MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Saying they need someone to handle day-to-day operations of county business, the Union County commissioners have decided to hire a county administrator this fall.
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#1 Jul 25, 2013
Currently, the Census Bureau counts prisoners as residing at their place of incarceration. While this serves the constitutional purpose of the census - determining the relative populations of the states for congressional reapportionment - it has in the past few decades resulted in significant unintended consequences. The two main secondary purposes of the census are state and local legislative reapportionment, and determining funding for federal grants that are based on population or demographics. For these uses the distortions in population counts caused by prisons can and do throw the process out of whack. The most extreme examples happen at the local level, where a prison can represent a population cluster larger than any local town, or all of them combined. But effects are also felt at the state level, where the prison boom made "prison towns" of many sparsly populated rural communities.
Prison-based gerrymandering is a practice whereby many states and local governments count incarcerated persons as residents of the areas where they are housed when election district lines are drawn. This practice distorts our democratic process by artificially inflating the population countand thus, the political influenceof the districts where prisons and jails are located. As a result, the voting power of everyone living outside of those districts is weakened.
Prison-based gerrymandering makes a mockery of the principle of one person, one vote, which requires that election districts be comprised of roughly the same number of constituents so that every person receives the same level of representation. Unfortunately, prison-based gerrymandering gives added voting power to districts with prisons, violating this bedrock principle of political equality. Democracy at all levels of government suffers as a result. This problem is not limited to any particular region, and affects both rural and urban communities alike.
#2 Jul 26, 2013
$90,000 salary + bennies....?.....here's anuddaha' opportunity for someone over 100 miles away to come-in and run the show round there....nevermind they have never been there B4 err nuttin'
union couty has over 50,000 people and 2,500 prisoners, but the local talent poll is not up to the job so to speak, cuz the new $90,000+ city admin fool is frum Gahanna err whatever, the new million $$$ skewl super is frum over by renoldsburg err cambride, new top cop @ the patroll post goze to the cadet frum ravena err sumthin', fire chief who hail frum outside cleveland
or tap dat bald guy who resigned, then came back on his knees and wus spoon-fed back into everybody's biddness-n-stuff
or ask the MORPC watt to due since ur payin' them unreported amounts of taxpayers $$$$$.....Baby!
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