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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

Council members balk at $20M ‘blank check’ for citywide broadband pilot

Council members balk at $20M ‘blank check’ for citywide broadband pilot by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, October 2021)   A proposal to allocate $20 million to help bridge the digital divide in Cleveland by creating citywide broadband met with some opposition at Monday’s city council meeting, with some members asking why there wasn’t more community involvement or a concrete plan … 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

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

Precinct Committee members select Martin Sweeney to represent District Three in Cuyahoga County Council

(Plain Press, February 2021) At a January 14th virtual Candidate Forum, three candidates –Brendan Heil, Ryan Ross, and Martin Sweeney — vied to be the representative for Cuyahoga Council District 3 for the remainder of the term of retiring County Council member Dan Brady. The term expires in 2022. The candidates were not seeking a vote of … Continue reading

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them (Plain Press, November 2019)        Cleveland Public Power (CPP) customers brought concerns about the services and practices of the power company to a public hearing held on October 17th. The hearing was hosted by the End Poverty Now Coalition and held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading

Local residents honored at City of Cleveland’s Senior Day

Local residents honored at City of Cleveland’s Senior Day (Plain Press, June 2019)   The City of Cleveland celebrated Senior Day on May 21stand senior citizens from throughout the City of Cleveland came to Public Hall to celebrate. They were greeted as they entered the hall with a program with glossy pictures and biographies of seventeen seniors … Continue reading

Election 2016 results — turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area

Election 2016 results – turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area (Plain Press, December 2016) Voters approved all three issues on the ballot in Cleveland this November. Of the three issues, the half percent hike in the payroll tax won by the smallest margin winning 51.36% to 48.64%, with 64,439 yes votes … Continue reading

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