May 30, 2024

Area News – Jerome pushes back on action that would squash zoning, referendums


By Kayleen Petrovia, Marysville J-T Reporter

The Jerome Township Trustees are pushing back against legislative recommendations to improve the housing shortage in Ohio, which they say actually harm local government in order to advance special interest groups.

The trustees voted unanimously last week to send a letter to state representatives and senators opposing recommendations from the Building Industry Association (BIA).

“Yes, more housing is needed, but let’s not lose sight of all the other things,” reads a draft of the letter signed by all three trustees and Fiscal Officer Robert Caldwell. “Anyone can build more houses if the funding is there, but the challenge is how do we build thrivi…

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