Viewpoint: Issue 7 threatens Columbus city services, economic development

The Nov. 2 ballot in Columbus includes Issue 7, an initiative that contains phrases like “clean energy” and “energy efficiency.”

Issue 7 would strip $87 million out of the General Fund and transfer a large portion to a for-profit company’s control – $67 million would have no oversight from elected officials or residents. There is no evidence that this initiative would do anything to promote clean energy.

However, passage of Issue 7 would have dire consequences on city services, economic…


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