Group Gathers Signatures to Oppose New Jail

(Toledo, OH) A jail opposition group has roughly six weeks to get its downtown petition on the ballot. 

Organizers say upwards of 60 people are now collecting petition signatures challenging the location of a new Lucas County lock-up. While Lucas County Commissioners already purchased land in North Toledo the group opposes and plans a levy request in November, the Keep the Jail in Downtown Toledo group wants a public referendum instead-- and needs about 5,300 valid signatures by the end of June. 

The group hopes to collect 10,000 instead, twice the number needed to survive the signature scrutiny of the board of elections to get on the November ballot. 

Monday night the group asked members of the Toledo Tea Party to sign the petition.

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