Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone and CORD member Rick Noderer represented their stances on Issue 6 at Candidate’s Night Thursday, October 2, at the Elk’s Lodge in Port Clinton. Mayor Leone represented voting no and Noderer represented voting yes on the controversial city park ballot initiative that would give Port Clinton residents voting rights at each general election to decide on the leasing and selling of city park land.
“This is not a yes or no vote on condos, this is not a yes or no vote on saving all the parks,” said Mayor Leone during his 5 minute allotted time period. “This is an attack on moving forward for the City of Port Clinton.”
Mayor Leone went on to explain that during his three years in office he and the administration have capitalized on $4.6 million dollars of competitive grant money. He looks forward to getting more of that grant money and continuing helping the City of Port Clinton in years to come. He and the administration have done this with the help of republicans and democrats; two of those being Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Chris Redfern.