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City of Cleveland Challenges State Law in the Court of Common Pleas

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland (Ward 5) and other officials held a press conference at Cleveland City Hall to discuss a city-led challenge to the recently enacted Ohio Revised Code Section 9.49 that prohibits Ohio cities from imposing hiring requirements on contractors for public improvement construction projects. 

The City has standing to bring this action because it is questioning the constitutional validity of a statute, R.C. §9.49, that seeks to preempt local governmental authority and that would adversely affect the City if allowed to stand.  As a result, the City of Cleveland has requested a temporary restraining order and for preliminary and permanent injunctive relief enjoining the State of Ohio from enforcing R.C. § 9.49 which is scheduled to become effective on August 31, 2016.  


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-Mayor Frank G. Jackson

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