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American Institute of Architects Cleveland hosts 2022 Sandfest at Edgewater Beach – raises funds for scholarships

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: Ten teams competed in a sandcastle and sand sculpture contest. This Route 66 sign was a part of Vocon’s entry in the contest titled “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” which won the prize for Best Sculpture. The … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council weighs proposals to change Cleveland’s tax abatement policy

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Monday, May 16, 2022; Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: During the Public Comment period at the Cleveland City Council Meeting, Ward 4 resident David Beach addresses Cleveland City Council on the issue of the reauthorization of the City’s residential tax abatement program.  Speaking of the Justin Bibb … Continue reading

Primary Election set for May 3rd

Primary Election set for May 3rd Plain Press, May 2022             Registered voters may select a Democratic Party or Republican Party ballot when they vote in the Primary Election on May 3rd. For those voting in person the polls will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 3rd.       Early in-person voting can also be … Continue reading

November 2, 2021: election results

November 2, 2021: election results Mayoral contest (Plain Press, December 2021) Justin Bibb won the November 2nd mayoral election receiving 36,168 votes or 62.86% of the votes cast. Kevin Kelley received 21,352 votes or 37.14% of the votes cast. The total of 57,520 votes cast in the mayoral contest represents 23.2% of the 247,264 registered voters in … Continue reading

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2021)   For Cleveland mayoral candidate Justin Bibb, leadership is all about relationships. The 34-year-old son of a social worker and first responder advanced from the primary to the general election November 2 along with City Council president Kevin Kelley in the first mayoral … Continue reading

Residents want more notice, better access to information on local government meetings 

Residents want more notice, better access to information on local government meetings  by Doug Breehl-Pitorak and Rachel Dissell    In June, Cleveland City Council passed a law that allowed it — and other city boards and committees — to meet virtually or in person with 12 hours’ notice for members of the public who might want … Continue reading

The Pace of Passage: How Quickly City Council Makes Laws and What That Means for Clevelanders 

The Pace of Passage: How Quickly City Council Makes Laws and What That Means for Clevelanders  by Doug Breehl-Pitorak,  Cleveland Documenters (Plain Press, October 2021)   During a July forum for mayoral candidates, Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley answered what seemed like a simple question: “What are your thoughts on what constitutes adequate public notice and … Continue reading

Low voter turnout allows small pockets of voters to determine results in Cleveland’s Primary Election

Low voter turnout allows small pockets of voters to determine results in Cleveland’s Primary Election by Chuck Hoven    Only 15% of Cleveland’s 247,742 eligible voters voted in the Primary Election. A total of 38,360 Clevelanders cast votes in the primary according to the unofficial preliminary results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. 13,506 of … Continue reading

Films returning to the Capitol as it celebrates its centennial

Films returning to the Capitol as it celebrates its centennial by Brian Love (Plain Press, August 2021)                       Film fans cooped up for months can celebrate the return of live screening when the Capitol Theater, at W. 65th and Detroit Avenue, celebrates its 100th birthday with an August 12th reopening. The featured film will be the Wizard of Oz (1939). Tickets … Continue reading

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2021)      The resident led movement, Clevelanders for Public Comment, now has a majority of Cleveland City Council — nine members — committed to passing legislation written by Near West Side activist Jessica Trivisonno that … Continue reading

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