LETTER TO THE EDITOR of THE MORNING JOURNAL, 6-4-99, By David E. Fischer
"As a 32-year Avon resident, I have never before experienced an election day without a winner or loser.
The Supreme Court of Ohio has made an error to withhold the results of our special election on June 1.
I support Avon Commons. I have knocked on doors, gathered petition signatures, put up yard signs, and attended public meetings in support of this progress of our community.
It disturbs me that the Ohio Supreme Court can strip the privilege of election day away from us. I don't believe there is a resident in Avon who does not want to know the results of this election.
Mr. Phillips fought to change our city's charter so we could vote on zoning changes, and now he files a motion in the Supreme Court to suppress the results of the election. [Were the results of the Jacobs survey made available to Phillips during the petition drive?]
I am not alone in my disapproval. The Lorain County Prosecutor said Phillips had 'not acted in good faith.'
We ask that the Supreme Court of Ohio make good on their promise to the people of this state to uphold justice and let us know the results of this special election.
Win or lose, we deserve to know!"