COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2012
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Development Committee Considers
Two Code Changes
Councilmember Zachary M. Klein
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Columbus City Council Chambers
90 West Broad Street
Columbus City Councilmember Zach M. Klein, chair of the Development Committee, will hold a hearing to discuss a pair of code changes City Council will soon consider.
The first deals with the creation of a domestic partner registry in Columbus. Councilmember Klein, along with Council President Ginther and Mayor Coleman announced plans to establish the registry during a news conference in early June. A registry for unmarried couples would remove the administrative burden on businesses and public institutions to define and certify the existence of a relationship. Verification is needed for matters such as health insurance, hospital visitation rights and authorization to pick up children after school.
A second code update Council will soon consider will better define the responsibilities of homeowners when it comes to the clearing of the right-of-way and give code enforcement officers the tools they need promote stronger and safer neighborhoods.
The meeting will be broadcast live on CTV, Columbus’ government television channel 3 on local cable systems. Speaker slips will be accepted on the day of hearing till 5:30pm and the general rules of speaking before Council will apply.