To the registered voters living within Port Clinton city limits, vote “no” in November on Issue 6. This issue is not about saving parks. Issue 6 is about giving the citizens of Port Clinton the right to grow and thrive. It is about the future of Port Clinton and surrounding townships. It is about enhancing one small section of land that has been relatively unused for over a decade. It is about embracing change and realizing that we are not the same city we were 10, 20, 30 years ago. The world around us evolving, we need to change with it.
Competition to attract and retain visitors and new residents to our area is as harsh as luring industry and businesses here. We can no longer sit idly by and hope people choose our small town as the place to raise their families, spend summer vacations, book business trips, and perhaps open businesses of their own. We need to be creative and proactive. We have to adapt to the changing labor, technology and tourism markets.