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Cleveland Tax Abatement Study recommendations stir policy debate

Cleveland Tax Abatement Study recommendations stir policy debate by Bruce Checefsky                                                                               (Plain Press, September 2020)       Michael H. Norton, Chief Policy Analyst at Reinvestment Fund, summarized the 109-page Cleveland Tax Abatement Study at the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting streamed live on July 29 on YouTube. He concluded the presentation with six broad recommendations: Cleveland should … Continue reading

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout  This story is provided by Ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, August 2020)                  CLEVELAND, Ohio — State shutdown orders meant to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council has a chance to do the right thing as it reviews tax abatement policy

Cleveland City Council has a chance to do the right thing as it reviews tax abatement policy by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2020)            Cleveland City Council announced in a July 23rd press release that it plans to hear a presentation from the Department of Community Development on a tax abatement study at its … Continue reading

Pilsener Brewing Bottling-Works building named as new city landmark

(Plain Press, August 2020)            The vacant Pilsener Brewing Bottling-Works building on Clark Avenue is now a Cleveland landmark after Cleveland City Council recently approved the legislation at the June 1st meeting. The giant brick structure was built in 1913-1914 as part of a sprawling beer-brewing campus that produced the popular P.O.C beer – which … Continue reading

City Council funds West Side Market parking consultants

(Plain Press, August 2020)            At its July 1st meeting, Cleveland City Council authorized the City of Cleveland to enter into a $1.2 million contract over three years with consultants for the purpose of managing and operating the West Side Market parking lot.

Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    Seeing four police officers roughly treating a black man on the evening of May 25, 2020, Minneapolis teenager Darnella Frazier had the presence of mind to stop and record an iphone video of what she saw. … Continue reading

Press conference announcing Fathers for Freedom March

Cleveland City Council gets tough with dollar stores and hands out tax subsidies to developers

Cleveland City Council gets tough with dollar stores and hands out tax subsidies to developers by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, July 2020)    Cleveland City Council held a virtual meeting electronically on June 17, 2020, in compliance with Ohio’s Open Meetings Law.  Council President Kevin Kelley, who represents Ward 13, of which Old Brooklyn and part of … Continue reading

Clark Fulton neighborhood plan seeks input from target area residents and stakeholders

Clark Fulton neighborhood plan seeks input from target area residents and stakeholders by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)                MetroWest Community Development Organization has joined in partnership with Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, the City of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Cleveland Foundation to develop a master plan for a target area that includes all … Continue reading

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