Section 8 and Source of Income Discrimination: is there something in this for us?

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Coming up with smart and effective social policy is “Mission Impossible”. And evaluating social policy is not much easier. One way to evaluate a social policy is to ask, “does it do more harm than good?” Insert social policies into that phrase and ask yourself, “Does Obamacare do more harm than good?”; “Does Social Security […]

Cleveland Heights City Hall is now a bank.

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I was very pleased to hear that Milliken School was sold to Mosdos. But, I am confused as to why the sale is contingent on the city of Cleveland Heights financing the purchase. What is the justification for Cleveland Heights City Council offering to finance this sale? (I imagine that the school board members were very happy that Cleveland […]

Millikin should not be sold. It is valuable public property and should remain public property.

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The CH-UH School Board recently released a statement about Millikin School. Their complete statement is at the end of this blog. The short version is that Mosdos says it does not want to follow through with their plan to lease the building for 30 years for $1 a year and to put $1.5 million in […]

Do Heights residents have the right to an opinion about the Cuyahoga County Public Library?

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Based on tax dollars–yes. As you can see from the attached documents, anyone who pays state taxes has a right to an opinion about the Cuyahoga County Public Library system. The Library Board decided unilaterally to sell Telling Mansion, the current home of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library. It is on the market. The Telling Mansion […]

Run away! The Library Patrons are Coming–including (shriek!) teenagers.

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Sorry if I sound silly but…this statement accurately reflects the decision by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library out of the Telling Mansion to a proposed new site on Green Rd. Attached are 3 maps from the Cuyahoga County Public Library webpage titled, Circulation MappingThese 3 maps were supposed […]

Birth of a backroom deal.

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The attached documents are the birth certificate of a backroom deal between the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board, County Council representative Sunny Simon, and the South Euclid mayor and city council. Three totally tax supported public entities made this $12.6 million decision. No matter what your opinion about the Library issue, there is no question […]

Mayor Welo is giving away the Telling Mansion: Massage anyone?

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        In last week’s Sun Messenger Mayor Georgine Welo accused me of spreading false information about her plans to develop the land adjoining the South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. I stand behind every word I wrote. Mayor Welo is giving away Telling Mansion Library. Mayor Welo has been […]

Why is the Library for sale? South Euclid officials have been salivating over this land since 2008.

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If you tell someone that the Cuyahoga County South Euclid-Lyndhurst Mansion Library is for sale, they usually ask, “Why” We have a logical theory that answers that question: The city of South Euclid wants the Library and the surrounding land to be developed into mixed use and residential buildings. How can we support this statement? […]