But it is not operating as it could be and, as a result, Hamilton County taxpayers are not getting what they deserve.
Aftab Pureval will change that.
Right now, Hamilton County taxpayers are being charged more in fees than the people of Cleveland and Columbus. We are paying more, but we are not getting more for it. Aftab will find ways to reduce costs and create new streams of revenue to ensure that Hamilton County taxpayers save money.
With a staff of more than 250, the Clerk’s office should be attracting the best and brightest, those most qualified to represent our community, regardless of political affiliation. With his management experience as a small-business owner and working for one of the largest companies in the world, Aftab will bring professionalism to the Clerk’s office, running it like a business to ensure competency and accountability.
The Clerk’s office should be on the cutting edge of technology, using modern systems to provide the best services to our constituents. By creating a user-friendly website, modernizing filing processes, and implementing mobile apps that allow you to access services on the go, Aftab will ensure the Clerk’s office gets you what you need and then gets you on your way.
As Clerk, Aftab will work with other county clerks across the region to develop best practices to find new ways and diverse revenue streams so that the Clerk’s office can increase access and reduce costs.
With more businesses and families moving into our County and needing access to our legal system, it is imperative that all of Hamilton County understands what services the courts offer. As Clerk, Aftab will hold regular seminars and meetings with the community, and in particular underrepresented groups, to ensure that all constituents understand how the justice system can work for them.
As Clerk, Aftab will ensure that women in the Clerk’s office are paid commensurate with their experience and their male colleagues, and will ensure that the Clerk’s office has fair and open hiring practices for the LGBT community.