WAPAKONETA — Rep. Craig Riedel (R-District 82) met with the Auglaize County Commissioners, other county officials and residents Friday at Cloud Nine Cafe to discuss issues concerning the county.
One subject Riedel mentioned was money set aside in the state budget for Auglaize County projects. He said $250,000 has been set aside for the Grand Lake Shoreline Water Quality Improvement project and another $250,000 was set aside for a biking path project in New Bremen.
Riedel also informed the attendees at the meeting of a bipartisan resolution passed by both the state house and senate which will add an amendment to the Ohio Constitution fixing gerrymandering, dividing up Ohio districts.
“Gerrymandering is just a nice way to say it’s rigged and it’s rigged in favor of whichever party is in control at the time,” Riedel said.
The resolution would make drawing district lines more fair instead of continuing on with the unfair process Ohio legislator has been practicing for 200 years, he said.
Other subjects touched on during the meeting were new bills giving more local control to decisions concerning wind turbine projects, a new education bill and school safety.