How do school vouchers affect our public schools and taxpayers? a forum on 3/14/19


The Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of
Greater Cleveland present a forum:

How do school vouchers affect our
public schools and taxpayers?

Thursday. March 14, 2019, 7 pm
Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch
2345 Lee Rd in Cleveland Heights
The flyer is here

This panel will present information on how Ohio’s school voucher policies impact the Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools, as well as other schools in Cuyahoga County and beyond.

Panelists include:
Susie Kaeser, LWVO Lobby Corps and Heights Coalition for Public Education

James Posch, Cleveland Heights-University Heights (CH-UH) Board of Education

Scott Gainer, CFO/Treasurer, CH-UH City School District

Meryl Johnson, Ohio State Board of Education, District 11 Moderator:

Jayne Geneva, past chair Lay Finance Committee for the CH-UH Board of Education

Cosponsored by Heights Coalition for Public Schools and the CHUH Council of PTAs

“How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland” (when the laws are made in Columbus) a forum on Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday February 26, 2019  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

The flyer is here
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Free and open to the public

Moderated by Peter Krouse,
Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com

Panelists:
Dr. Lolita McDavid, MD,
Medical Director of Child Advocacy and Protection, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children

Judge Joan Synenberg,
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD,
Senior Research Associate, CWRU Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education

This forum takes a non-political perspective and asks a judge, a suicide prevention expert, and a physician for advice on how to reduce gun violence and gun deaths in Northeast Ohio

Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education Case Western Reserve University
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 and how they changed Cleveland” a talk by Dr. John Grabowski on March 5, 2019


“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924
and how they changed Cleveland”
The flyer is here
Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History
with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE by Lynn Tramonte, Ohio Immigrant Alliance

The growth of major industrial centers such as Cleveland was made possible in large part by the migration of peoples of a variety of origins to provide the labor or entrepreneurial skills demanded by the changing economy. 

The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 prohibited large-scale immigration and provided quotas that discriminated against Southern and Eastern Europeans. Given the chaos in Europe following the war, it is justifiable to assume that the “new immigration” would have continued unabated had not restrictions been put in place. Despite problems in Europe, and particularly persecution in the Nazi German state, relatively little migration to the U.S. and Cleveland took place from 1914-45.*

Dr. Grabowski will talk about the multi-decade impact of the severe reduction of immigration on Cleveland’s development. We will also provide an update on current immigration policy. Is history repeating itself?
*Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections a forum on May 7, 2019

Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118
The flyer is here

Panelists
Deborah Coleman, Esq., Chair, Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition

The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, Cleveland Municipal Court (retired)

Judge J.J. Costello, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court

Judge Robert C. McClelland, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, LWV-Greater Cleveland

Did you know that far too many Ohio voters skip the judicial portion of their ballot? Some call it ballot fatigue, or the SAT effect—but the reality is that most voters don’t know who or what they’re voting for. Our panelists will explain the structure of the Ohio judicial system and the role local judges play in our everyday lives. And they’ll give you the tools you need to research judicial candidates so you can make informed choices on Election Day. Please join us on Tuesday, May 7 – and bring a friend!

Free and open to the public

“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections” a forum on Feb 7, 2019

Thursday Feb 7, 2019 at 7pm
“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections”
moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland. com
The video is here
The post forum summary is here
The flyer is here
Facebook/RSVP
Panelists:
•Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
•Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program
•Camille Wimbish, Director, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition

   
Rich Exner, Cleveland.com, Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State, Michael Li, Brennan Center for Justice, Camille Wimbish, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
CWRU Beachwood Facility: 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood 44122 
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, CWRU Siegel Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, LWV-Akron Chapter, Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron, Common Cause Ohio
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

“Plastics and Lake Erie” a forum on Tues Dec 4, 2018


Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
“Plastics and Lake Erie”
The flyer is here
The video is here

Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream
Panelists:
Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Crystal M.C. Davis, Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Erin D. Huber, Executive Director and Founder, Drink Local Drink Tap


Elizabeth Miller

Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Ideastream, Rocky River High School Environmental Club and Bay Village Green Team
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era” a forum on 11/15/18

The flyer is here
The preview story is here
The video is here

Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm
“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era”
Lakewood Main Library, 15425 Detroit Rd., Lakewood 44107

Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Panelists include:
Dr. Adam Hedaya, Founder, Cleveland Pain Care

Larry Harbert, patient

Dr. Theodore Parran Jr., Co-Medical Director and Educator, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and CWRU School of Medicine

As opioid prescribing has been drastically restricted in an effort to stem the tide of heroin and fentanyl overdoses and avoid addiction, many patients who have relied on medications such as oxycodone and morphine to manage their chronic pain say they’ve been abandoned by the healthcare system, stigmatized by prescribers, and left to cope on their own.

Brie Zeltner
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Lakewood Public Library
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

The Election’s Over: What did the voters say? a forum on 11/13/18

The video is here:

Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 7pm

5th floor auditorium at InfoCision Stadium Welcome Center
University of Akron, 375 E Exchange St, Akron,  44304
Free and open to the public
A panel of experts will analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections and what can be expected regarding voting rights and other issues based on the composition of the houses of government.

Moderated by M.L. Schultze, former WKSU news director and reporter,
Dr. John Green, Interim President, University of Akron,
Greg Moore, Former Exec Dir, NAACP National Voter Fund,
Michael Douglas, Editorial Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
Cosponsored by Bliss Institute, University of Akron, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, LWV-Akron Area, LWV-Greater Cleveland, Common Cause-Ohio

Regionalism in Northeast Ohio-Material on the Subject From the Past 10+ Years

regional-map-2012-pd

Proposed Revised Cuyahoga County Map 2012 (NEOMG)

Regionalism in Northeast Ohio-Material on the Subject from the Past 10+ Years

History of Cuyahoga County Government

From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (1810-2011)

History of Northeast Ohio Regional Government

From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (thru 2009)

Reports from the Plain Dealer

A Region Divided – Plain Dealer Report (2004) (currently unavailable)

A Region Uniting – Plain Dealer Report (2007) (currently unavailable)

Articles

A New Cleveland Without Borders Plain Dealer/NEOMG January 25, 2004

What’s Stalling Regionalism is Rampant Self-Interest on All Parts Cleveland Scene May 26, 2004

Regionalism in Louisville Working, But Black Political Power Dwindles Plain Dealer/NEOMG August 26, 2007

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide Cleveland Magazine September 2007

New Ohio House Speaker, Armond Budish, Vows to Push For Cities; Regionalism Plain Dealer January 5, 2009

How Cuyahoga County Reform Effort Turned Into Political Turmoil Plain Dealer/NEOMG September 13, 2009

Mayor Jackson was Re-Elected, But Will He Lose Power to the County Executive? Plain Dealer/NEOMG November 08, 2009

County Government Reform is Likely to Happen in Stages Plain Dealer/NEOMG November 9, 2009

Cuyahoga County Pushes Regional Health Plans Plain Dealer/NEOMG March 30, 2010

Ed FitzGerald Stirs Regionalism Talk in Cuyahoga County Executive Race Plain Dealer/NEOMG April 21, 2010

Threats to Town Halls Stir Voter Backlash Wall Street Journal June 8, 2011

Cuyahoga County Offers Services in Pursuit of Regionalism Plain Dealer/NEOMG June 2, 2012

Cleveland Suburbs Let Regionalism Enter Through the “Back Door” Plain Dealer/NEOMG October 9, 2013

Four East Side Suburbs in Cuyahoga County to Study Merger Plain Dealer/NEOMG June 22, 2011

Merger For East Side Suburbs Off the Table For Now Plain Dealer/NEOMG July 17, 2013

Mergers Among Northeast Ohio Communities Unlikely, Despite All the Talk and Collaboration Plain Dealer/NEOMG April 29, 2014

Northeast Ohio Leads the State in Landing Loans and Grants For Shared Government Services Plain Dealer/NEOMG April 29, 2014

Promoting Regionalism. Can Communities Save Through Collaboration? Cleveland.com 8/18/16

Pooling community services, sharing taxes key for Greater Cleveland’s viability, panel says Cleveland.com 8/19/2016

5 problems facing Cuyahoga County and how regionalism can address them Cleveland.com 11/15/2016

Opinion

Focusing Better on Big Picture: Concept of Regionalism Grows on Local Leaders: Joe Frolik Plain Dealer/NEOMG February 12, 2006

The Ripening of Regionalism: Editorial Plain Dealer/NEOMG April 29, 2007 (currently unavailable)

Chris Ronayne Calls For Metro Government Cleveland Magazine April 2009

It’s Time For the 59 Jurisdictions That Comprise Cuyahoga County to Committ to a New Principle of Government: Thomas Bier Plain Dealer/NEOMG June 18, 2011

Consolidation Question Should Be Uppermost of Voters’ Minds: Joe Frolik Plain Dealer/NEOMG June 19, 2011

Redraw Cuyahoga County to Erase Duplication and Save Money: Joe Frolik Plain Dealer/NEOMG August 18, 2012

A Smarter Cuyahoga County Takes Shape Under the Crayons of Amateur Mapmakers: Joe Frolik Plain Dealer/NEOMG September 15, 2012

A Continuing Conversation of Regionalism: a Complex Topic Without a Central Thesis WestLife April 27, 2013

The More We — as in Small Municipalities — Get Together, the Happier We’ll Be: Brent Larkin Plain Dealer/NEOMG August 13, 2013

Use Cleveland-East Cleveland Merger to Build a Regional Approach to Problem-Solving: Brent Larkin Plain Dealer/NEOMG December 21, 2013

Regionalism is a Sensible Alternative to Raising Local Taxes: Editorial Plain Dealer/NEOMG August 22, 2014

What Population Loss is Costing Cleveland — and Why It Matters: Brent Larkin Plain Dealer/NEOMG June 19, 2014

A Tale of 273 Cities: Jason Segedy April 14, 2014

Regionalism in Parma, Parma Heights and Brooklyn – – Bland Word, Intelligent Concept:editorial April 20, 2015 Plain Dealer/NEOMG

Video

Northeast Ohio Regionalism Forum w/Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive and Eddy Kraus, Dir. of Regional Cooperation, Cuyahoga County June 17, 2015

Cuyahoga County: Past, Present and Future Growth. Lecture by Thomas Bier, Cleveland State University May 17, 2012

Dave Abbott, Executive Director of the Gund Foundation, on Regionalism in Northeast Ohio (Video) City Club April 24, 2014

Here Are 4 Interesting Thoughts on Regionalism From Gund Foundation’s Dave Abbott Plain Dealer/NEOMG April 25, 2014

“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” Aug 18, 2016 Issues facing almost all of Northeast Ohio’s suburbs

“Regionalism and the West Shore Communities” forum Nov 14, 2016. Panel discussed current initiatives in the delivery of services in Cuyahoga County. They explored possibilities for future cooperation and responded to audience comments and questions.  

Policy Report

“Cuyahoga County Government: A Blueprint for the Future” Citizens Committe for County Government Reform April 30, 1996

“Cuyahoga County Government Reform: A Means for Jobs and Economic Development?” Collaboration by Cleveland Bar Association, Cleveland State University and League of Women Voters-Cuy Area June 8, 2004

“Regionalism: Growing Together to Expand Opportunity to All” Kirwan Institute: The African American Forum on Race and Regionalism 2005

Northeast Ohio Regional Economic Revenue Study February 2008  (website)

Report of the Commission on Cuyahoga County Government Reform November, 2008

Doctoral Dissertation

“Regionalization of Cleveland’s Municipal Services 1950-1977: The Process and the Politics” by Mary Babcock Stavish 1994

Policy Proposal on Regionalism From County Executive Ed FitzGerald

Policy Proposal from Edward FitzGerald: Director of Regional Collaboration (2010)