The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland seeks to achieve integrity, efficiency, and transparency in local and county government by promoting citizen education and involvement.  
In November 2009, the voters of Cuyahoga County approved Issue 6, ushering in a new era of county government.  By that vote, the citizens rejected both an inefficient governmental structure and a corrupt political culture marked by officials who exploited that structure for personal gain.  Part of the new charter included the creation of the Charter Review Commission, which will be seated periodically. 
For more than 100 years, The Citizens League fostered citizen involvement in government.  After a short absence, it returned in April 2010 in order to advocate for and safeguard the structural and cultural change that the voters demanded.   

In October 2010, The Citizens League completed its evaluation of the candidates for the office of Cuyahoga County Executive through the Candidates Program. 

As a result of its 2011 strategic planning process, The Citizens League chose to focus its efforts on supporting the new county government.  In addition to the continued work of the Candidates Program, the League's programming coordinates the work of other good government groups, creates a home for those who participated in charter government transition groups, creates a non-profit center for citizen education, and monitors the work of the Executive and Council. 

In 2012, The Citizens League provided the same information for the candidates for County Prosecutor and in the one contested County Council race.  Using the pull-down menu above, you can review the Digital Dossiers™, which provide background information for each candidate, and the ratings.  In 2013, The Citizens League monitored the work of the County Charter Review Commission and published detailed research of the four proposed amendments to the Charter that appeared on the November ballot.  The pull-down menus above also provide links to that analysis. 

In our December 2013 planning meeting, we set the schedule that will guide our work evaluating and rating the candidates for County Executive and County Council during the 2014 election cycle.

Please contact us if you would like to work for the betterment of local governance.  

The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland
P.O. Box 14702
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 
Phone: (216) 533-8447 
E-mail: admin@thecitizensleague.org
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