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Local and state politicians show more empathy to developers than to Cleveland’s children

Local and state politicians show more empathy to developers than to Cleveland’s children by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, July 20220                             Cleveland’s new tax abatement policy set to start on January 1, 2024, while better than the current policy, does little to address the glaring need to substantially increase the flow of property taxes to the Cleveland … Continue reading

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program & Community Development Corporation Leadership Program seek 2022 applicants

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program & Community Development Corporation Leadership Program seek 2022 applicants Plain Press, July 20220           If you are passionate, committed and dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community, you may be excited by, and ready for, one of two valuable leadership development programs. NLDP and CDCLP are programs of the Jack, … 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

PB CLE stages community event at ThirdSpace Action Lab

PHOTO BY BRUCE CHECEFSKY Sunday, May 15, 2022; Participatory Budgeting in Action event, ThirdSpace Action Lab, 1464 E. 105th Street: Laylah Allen, Chief Executive Officer of The Missing Link, COPE Inc., and David Van Horn, a community artist and organizer for Art Block, participate in this effort to have citizens help determine how a portion of … Continue reading

Ohio Fair Lending Coalition and City Council hold Public Forum to address fair lending issues

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2022)                            The Ohio Fair Lending Coalition, a collaboration of organizations across the state of Ohio banding together to address fair lending and banking issues, sponsored a forum featuring the newly elected Cleveland City Council members Deborah Gray, Ward 4; Richard Starr, Ward 5; Stephanie Howse, Ward 7; and Kris Harsh, Ward … Continue reading

City of Cleveland seeks National Park Service grant to develop park near the Clark Recreation Center

(Plain Press, June 2022)                      City Council members Jenny Spencer, Kevin Bishop, Anthony Hairston and Blaine Griffin plan to introduce an emergency ordinance authorizing the Director of Public Works to apply for and acthcept a grant from the National Park Service for the purpose of developing a new city park to be located near the Clark Recreation Center. … Continue reading

How residents can address issues concerning tax abatement and the Cleveland Community Development Corporations

How residents can address issues concerning tax abatement and the Cleveland Community Development Corporations To the Editor: (Plain Press, June 2022)          The May 2022 issue of the Plain Press has to be the finest edition of the Plain Press of all time. It should be framed and mounted on the wall of Cleveland City Council’s chambers: https://plainpress.blog/2022/05/ .      Here … Continue reading

MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings

MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, May 2022        The temporary 3-acre park proposed by MetroHealth Medical Center for an area just across Scranton Road from its new Glick Center was the subject of a community meeting held at the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road on April 6th. The meeting … Continue reading

Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park

Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park To the editor: Open letter to the Planning Commission: Plain Press, May 2022        I am writing to you in response to news I heard about MetroHealth’s plans to demolish three buildings between W. 25th St. and Scranton Rd. … Continue reading

Residents urged to contact Planning Commission to prevent demolition of Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church

Residents urged to contact Planning Commission to prevent demolition of Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church To the editor: Plain Press, May 2022             The full Planning Commission meeting where the MetroHealth (MH) demolitions and temporary 3-acre park concept plan may be voted on has been moved to May 6th @ 9am.       I’ve been talking with some of … Continue reading

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