Urbana rejected At-Large seats on the Council!

by:  Ben Gosser

You did it!  Urbana voted “NO” to at-large by a resounding margin — 63% to 37%. In fact, we defeated at-large in 20 out of 23 Urbana precincts. This is very similar to the last at-large referendum in Urbana, when the voters overwhelmingly converted the school board from at-large to districts. That vote passed in 21 out of 23 precincts.

The Urbana City Council will retain its current structure with seven members elected from equal-sized wards as afforded by the U.S. Constitution to give each resident of Urbana an equal voice in government. Results are available at the clerk’s website.

We would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our supporters for all of the hard work. It was an intense and busy campaign, and we could not have done it without every single contribution of time, effort, and money.

(The referendum happened in 2004)

Much more information on WHY:  http://bengrosser.com/noatlarge.org/home/

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2 thoughts on “Urbana rejected At-Large seats on the Council!

  1. Horray !! Urbana defeated the Modified Ward System !! Lets get behind all opposed citizens of the system here, vote it out too !!

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