Our Taxes: Let’s use our $250,000 to help our city’s economy. NOT to pave the perfect parking lot.

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Will “greening” City Hall’s parking lot attract new residents or help our businesses? According to a Sun News article published on Cleveland.com 10/6/12, Mayor Ed Kelley plans to spend $250,000 of the city’s money to “retrofit” the City Hall parking lot to make it “greener”. At the September 19, 2012 meeting of the Cleveland Heights […]

Facts do no support another tax-abated project: Meadowbrook-Lee.

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Mayor Ed Kelley was quoted in a Sun Press article saying that the Lee-Meadowbrook development will not go forward if the CH-UH Board of Education will not approve an 11 year, 80% tax abatement.This abatement would apply to both the commercial and residential parts of this property. I am glad Kelley passed the buck to […]

Let’s not romanticize the Millikin decision.

Austin Company-last lost part of the greenspace from Severance Estate.
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Kudos to Mosdos Ohr HaTorah for their efforts to purchase Millikin. I only wish they had lent their considerable public relations savvy to saving Oakwood, which, just like Millikin, is also in their backyard. Who knows, if they had lent a hand, maybe their neighborhood would be better off today? But, that is not relevant […]