“Shaker Square: It’s past, present and future” Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer July 25, 2017

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future”

Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00-8:30p.m.
Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Shaker Public Library Main Branch, 16500 Van Aken Blvd 44120

Shaker Library Notice     Event flyer here   Forum Preview Here
Summary of forum from Cleveland Scene
Forum Video is here

Panelists:
Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Inst.
Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company
Edward W. Rybka, Chief of Regional Development, City of Cleveland
Captain John Sotomayor, Cleveland Police Fourth District

Positive excitement is building around the possibilities for Shaker Square. This panel will focus on Shaker Square’s past, present and future; retail, housing and security. Join us for an interesting discussion about this significant neighborhood for both Cleveland and Shaker Heights.

 


Steven Litt (photo by Lizzie Litt)

Sponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and League of Women Voters-Cleveland and Shaker Chapters
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“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” forum moderated by Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer July 17, 2017

Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we just all get along? 

Monday July 17, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

Event flyer here
Preview story
Video from forum:

Moderator Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer

Panelists:
Jonathon D. Cepek, Wildlife Ecologist, Cleveland Metroparks
Lisa Petit, Chief of Resource Management, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Harvey B. Webster, Dir of Wildlife Resources, Cleve Museum of Nat Hist

The rising populations of coyote, deer, raccoons, skunks and other animals have made coexistence a challenge in Northeast Ohio. This forum will discuss the current situation and some of the options for managing it


Jim McCarty

Sponsored by Lakewood Public Library and League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland
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“East Side Development. Prospects for Reinvention” Forum moderated by Terry Schwarz (video)

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
Tuesday May 9, 2017
7-8:30p.m. Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cleveland Hts/University Hts Public Library, 2345 Lee Road 44118

RSVP here   Event flyer here Preview story

Video from forum is here

Panelists:
Joyce Braverman Director of Development, City of Shaker Hts.
Mansfield Frazier, Journalist, Business Owner and Hough Resident
Wayne Mortensen Director Of Design, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Rick Semersky Developer/CEO, VIP Restoration, Inc.

Moderator:
Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collab., Kent State Univ.

Cleveland’s east side/west side rivalry is a tired cliché—one that’s counterproductive to our ability to move forward as a region. Major investments and new opportunities exist on both sides of the river. But there are some key differences. Some of the most exciting recent developments (Hingetown! Gordon Square! The Lakewood Solstice Steps!) are west of the river. And many of Cleveland’s most distressed neighborhoods lie to the east.

This forum will explore established development strongholds on the east side, as well as emerging neighborhoods. What are the progress indicators and how can we advance development prospects and public space investments in ways that benefit the broader community? Panelists include people directly involved in the hopeful, and sometimes frustrating work of regenerating city neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs. The forum will highlight current efforts and engage participants in a conversation about local and regional priorities.


Terry Schwarz
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts, Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
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The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken? forum moderated by Philip Morris, Plain Dealer April 18, 2017

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio.
Is it Broken?
 

Tuesday April 18, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

RSVP here   Event flyer here   Preview is here
The video is here


Panelists:
Prof. David Crampton, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case
Western Reserve University

Edward L. Gilbert, Author, Attorney & Foster Care advocate

Kate Lodge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director of A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland

Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland

Moderator: Philip Morris, Columnist, Plain Dealer

This panel will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic. Our panel of experts in different areas of the field will discuss this and more.


Philip Morris

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood, Heights and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 
For more information, email: 
teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

 

 

League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2018 Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30-8pm Single Payer Healthcare- How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.? moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter

Local Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2018
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio” Wednesday May 16, 2018 moderated by Mary Kilpatrick, Reporter, Cleveland.com
For more on forum, click here

“Single Payer/Universal Healthcare- How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.?” Wednesday April 25, 2018 Moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter
For more on forum, click here
“Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio: the effort to reform how districts are drawn” Tuesday March 20, 2018 Moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com
“Shaker Heights-“State of the City” delivered by Shaker Mayor Leiken Thursday March 15, 2018
“Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond” Thursday March 8, 2018
Moderated by Teresa Dixon-Murray, The Plain Dealer
Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized? Wednesday February 21, 2018, moderated by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
For more on forum, click here
“Is Northeast Ohio a Sanctuary Region? Laws and policies: Where does our region stand on immigration?” Wednesday January 17, 2018
For more on forum, click here
“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018” Thursday November 16, 2017  moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
For more on forum, click here
“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017
“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?”
Tuesday October 17, 2017 moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
For more on forum, click here

 

“Race and infant mortality in NE Ohio: why are black babies dying more and what can be done” Wednesday September 27, 2017
moderated by: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer

For more on forum, click here

THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION aka The State School Board How can they help us? How can we help them? Monday, September 25, 2017
For more on forum, click here

The “Ohio Drug Price Act-Issue #2” forum
September 19, 2017 moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
For more on forum, click here

Video from the Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum (8/30/2017) Cleveland Public Library

“The Election for Mayor: A Discussion about the future of Cleveland” August 29, 2017, Leila Atassi, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future” July 25, 2017 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” July 17, 2017 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Transportation in Northeast Ohio: Where’s the Equity?”
-June 14, 2017 Ginger Chirst, The Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio
-May 16, 2017 Dan Shingler, Crain’s Cleveland Business moderator
For more on forum, click here

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
-May 9, 2017 Terry Schwarz, #CLE Urban Design Collaboration, KSU/moderator
For more on forum, click here

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?
-April 19, 2017 Phillip Morris, Plain Dealer/moderator
For more on forum, click here

The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland. How could this happen? Should it?
-January 31, 2017 Nick Castele/Ideastream moderator
For more on forum, click here

Shaker Hts. Library, Schools, Council forum
– December 8, 2016

“Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland” forum
– November 17, 2016 Peter Krouse/Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community” forum November 15, 2016 Mark Naymik/Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Regionalism and the West Shore Communities” forum
November 14, 2016 Janice Patterson, LWV-Greater Cleveland moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Marijuana Legalization in Ohio” forum
October 13, 2016 Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River” forum
September 15, 2016 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” forum
August 25, 2016 Tom Suddes, Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” forum
August 18, 2016 Judy Rawson, moderator
For more on forum, click here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJioo0Ol6E

‪Internet Bandwidth in Shaker Heights 6.9.16

“2016 Republican National Convention: What’s it mean to Cleveland?” forum
May 17, 2016 Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com, moderator
For more on forum, click here

The “Van Aken Project” Forum in Shaker Heights 4.21.16

Public Policy: Pre-School Education in Northeast Ohio 4/12/2016

2016 Ohio and U.S. Primary Preview 3.1.16

“Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development” forum
February 9, 2016 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on this forum, click here

‪”Your Money, Your Healthcare: Accessing Quality Treatment at a Time of Rapid Change”
January 19, 2016
For more on this forum, click here

“Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio – Where are We in 2015?”
October 8, 2015
For more on this forum, click here

“How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio” forum
August 19, 2015
For more on this forum, click here

“Land Use in Cuyahoga County” forum
– Wednesday July 29, 2015

For more on forum, click here

‪”Regional Cooperation in Northeast Ohio or How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together” forum
Tom Beres/WKYC moderator
– June 17, 2015
For more on forum, click here

 

 

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot measure background articles

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot measure background articles

This supports the upcoming forum on the topic:
Tuesday September 19, 2017
“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides
moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga Cty Library System
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Issue 2 fact check: Are all of the VA’s prices public record? (9/18/2017) Cleveland.com

State Issue 2 is good for TV cash, tricky for many others (9/10/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Outside experts assess Ohio’s ballot issue on prescription-drug prices (9/4/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Issue 2 backers revise drug-savings estimate; foes challenge data (8/30/2017) Columbus Dispatch

New pro-Issue 2 analysis projects $536 million in prescription drug savings (8/24/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Who is the controversial man behind Ohio’s drug price ballot initiative? (8/24/2017) Cleveland.com

Would Ohio’s public retirees be affected by Issue 2? It’s an open question (8/21/2017) Cleveland.com

Drug-price ballot failure in California could mean bad prognosis in Ohio (8/20/2017) Toledo Blade

Language for prescription drug issue unanimously approved (8/17/2017) Toledo Blade

What is Issue 2 in Ohio? (8/4/2017) Cleveland 19 News

Former Ohio budget official slams ballot issues claimed drug price saving (7/19/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Supporter: Ohio Drug Price Relief Act would provide price transparency (7/18/2017) Cleveland.com

Which side should we believe in battle over Ohio drug prices (6/19/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Ohio drug price initiative leaving voters confused (6/13/2017)  Fox45 Dayton

Campaign over Ohio ballot issue to cap drug prices heats up (6.3.2017) Associated Press

Former Ohio Medicaid directors oppose drug price ballot issue (5/23/2017) Cleveland.com

Ohio voters to decide drug pricing issue (5/22/2017) Dayton Daily News

Ohio drug-price ballot issue likely to be costly, contentious (5/21/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Fight over Ohio Drug Price Relief Act ballot issue could set spending record (5/3/2017) Cleveland.com

Pharma suffers a setback in battle over Ohio drug pricing ballot measure (9/12/2016) Stat News

“Revisiting the ‘Church in the City’ initiative with the mayors of three northeast Ohio cities” February 9, 2017

2016/2017 Cleveland Catholic Public Policy Series

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“Revisiting the ‘Church in the City’ initiative with the mayors of three northeast Ohio cities”

Mayors from three Northeast Ohio cities discuss the impact of regional sprawl and its continuing moral, social, economic, and environmental challenges. These regional political leaders have the experience, perspective, and commitment to responding in more collaborative and creative ways to the challenges of Northeast Ohio’s changing regional foot print.

Mayor Susan Infeld, University Heights

Mayor Bradley Sellers, Warrensville Heights

Mayor Georgine Welo, South Euclid

Moderated by Len Calabrese, Former Director of the Commission on Catholic Community Action

February 9 ,2017

7:30 p.m.

DJ Lombardo Student Center

LSC Conference Room

“The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities” a forum on March 21, 2017

“The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities”
a forum moderated by Brent Larkin, Cleveland.com
Cleveland.com preview piece on forum with background links
Cleveland.com coverage of forum
Video from forum

Tuesday March 21, 2017   7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Parma Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
2121 Snow Road, Parma 44134

RSVP here   Event flyer is here
Panelists:
Timothy J. DeGeeter, Mayor, City of Parma
Sharon Dumas, Director of Finance, City of Cleveland
Rich Exner, Data Analysis Editor, Cleveland.com

Moderator: Brent Larkin, Cleveland.com


Brent Larkin

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 

For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net