A group called "Warren Deserves Better" wants to change how city government in Warren operates and says they're running out of patience with the city council.

It wants to adopt a charter form of government, where voters would approve a document similar to a constitution for the city.

An attorney representing the group sent a letter to the city's law director threatening legal action if council doesn't vote to place the matter on the May ballot.

Under Ohio law, the council vote is largely symbolic, since they've already gathered the necessary signatures to put it on the ballot.

Attorney Matt Miller-Novak says they will accept no more "hijinks" from council and that the vote will happen in May whether council members agree with it or not.

A planned council vote failed to pass as an emergency last week, so now council will need to hear three readings before a February 1 deadline.