Don Walters included in his campaign talking points a willingness to examine whether to keep a mayor’s court in Cuyahoga Falls. The mayor-elect last week reiterated his thinking, and good that he did. A mayor’s court represents a throwback — to days long removed when Ohioans could not as easily get around.
It reflects a conflict of interest, justice delivered by those required to make budgets balance. And the mayor’s court in the Falls had a dubious origin, the result, as Walters noted, of a feud between Judge Kim Hoover of the municipal court and now outgoing Mayor Don Robart.
All of it suggests that, yes, the Falls mayor’s court is ripe for re-examination.