Legal Issues

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Cleveland Public Power fails to give its customers proper shutoff notices

Cleveland Public Power fails to give its customers proper shutoff notices by Jacie Jones & Delaney Jones (Plain Press, January 2020) This article is the second in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17th public hearing about utility shutoffs through Cleveland Public Power (CPP). The … 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

Steps needed to protect current residents as investmens target Clark Fulton neighborhood

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2019)           The Clark Fulton neighborhood will be the target area for a number of initiatives that could flood the neighborhood with investment dollars aimed at a variety of projects. The initiatives hold the promise of investments that include new hospital buildings, new parks, new housing, new businesses and a … Continue reading

Repairs continue at Denison Avenue UCC as the church receives extension from Cleveland Housing Court

(Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 21stDenison Avenue United Church of Christ Pastor Nozomi Ikuta announced via Facebook that Cleveland Housing Court has given the church’s congregation “a little more time to finish repairs.” The church, featured in a photo in the May issue of the Plain Press, is continuing work restoring the exterior of the building. … Continue reading

Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools

    Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    Responding to the biblical passage in Isaiah 2: 4 “…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;…” the Beating Guns Tour arrived at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on W. … Continue reading

CLASH begins to collect signatures for ballot initiative to make rental housing lead safe

(Plain Press, March 2019)Cleveland Lead Safe Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced they are prepared to gather signatures to place a proposed Lead Safe Housing initiative on the November ballot. The announcement came as part of a February 4thPress Conference held by CLASH member organizations at the office of Organize! Ohio. The group released a … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Board of Revision taking 2018 property valuation complaints

(Plain Press, February 2019)          Following the 2018 sexennial reappraisal and concerns from property owners that their property values have risen, Cuyahoga County residents may now submit valuation complaints to the Board of Revision (BOR). Taxpayers have until April 1, 2019 to file a complaint. “Filing a complaint with the Board of Revision is your opportunity … Continue reading

Property tax discrepancy exists between assessed value and sales value

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2019)          How can there be such a discrepancy between what properties are assessed atand what they are actually selling for?  How do we find an equitable meansof determining value?  Further how did we get duped into the mythological mantra of “location, location, location”?  I fail to see the … Continue reading

Lakeview Terrace residents have not received mail in over a month

by Bri Dion (December 2018, Plain Press)        Recently, mail services have been a serious problem for residents of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority low rise apartments at Lakeview Terrace. Most people expect to receive mail every day. However, many residents at Lakeview Terrace have not received their mail in over a month. The exact number of … Continue reading

The Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) GoVoter Project survey seeks feedback from voters with disabilities

by the SABE GoVoter Project (December 2018, Plain Press) “Having a disability is not the problem with voting, it is having the accessible equipment, accessible location, and the respect to do so.” – Nancy Ward, Oklahoma People First    If you voted in the 2018 General Election, how did you cast your ballot…mail in, early voting or on … Continue reading