Finding aid for the Cleveland City Council Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Cleveland City Council
Title: Cleveland City Council Records
Dates: 1909
Extent: 2.40 linear feet (6 containers)
Abstract: The 1909 Cleveland, Ohio, City Council served during the final tenure of Mayor Tom L. Johnson, and prior to Home Rule. At this time, council was embroiled in the controversy over municipal ownership of Cleveland's street railways and the $.03 fare. The controversy was settled with voter approval in 1910 of the compromise "Tayler Grant" which called for "service at cost," a $.03 fare, and city supervision of the Cleveland Electric Railway Company, reorganized as the Cleveland Railway Company. The collection consists of papers dealing with railways and the Street Railway Ordinance, including minutes of meetings of the Council of the Whole, January 20 to October 14, 1909; addresses of attorney Homer H. McKeehan, July 19 and 20, 1909; transcript of the arbitration proceedings before U.S. federal judge Robert W. Tayler (arbitrator) concerning differences between the Cleveland City Council and the Cleveland Electric Railway Company over the proposed Street Railway Ordinance, including Judge Tayler's decision, October 18 to December 1, 1909; and minutes of City Council meetings, October 25 to December 18, 1909.
MS Number MS 0896
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English