From The City Club of Cleveland 9.20.22
Watch The City Club of Cleveland debate between the two candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive: Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart.
Plain Dealer November 11, 2021:
11 years, 2 executives: Is Cuyahoga County’s charter meeting expectations?
By Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com and Kaitlin Durbin
The link is here
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish on the day he announced his candidacy at the new Ernst & Young Tower in Cleveland on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Budish would go on to succeed Ed FitzGerald, in background on left. On right in background is Rep. Marcy Kaptur. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer)The Plain Dealer
Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy
To be on the March 17, 2020 ballot
Thursday March 5, 2020 at Shaker Heights Public Library @7pm
the flyer is here
William Tarter, Jr., Center of Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
David Merriman, Interim Director of Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, League of Women Voters
Mr. Tarter’s presentation slides are here
Follow up resources from The Center for Community Solutions are here
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Cosponsored by League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter, Shaker Heights Public Library and The City Club of Cleveland
Tuesday March 10, 2020 at Rocky River Public Library @7pm
the flyer is here
•William Tarter, Jr., Center of Community Solutions, Public Policy and External Affairs Associate
•David Merriman, Interim Director of Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services
Moderated by Janice Patterson, League of Women Voters
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Sponsored by Rocky River Public Library, League of Women Voters-Rocky River, Westlake/North Olmsted, Bay Village, Fairview Park and Lakewood Chapters and The City Club of Cleveland
Thank you Governor DeWine for supporting home rule and protecting Lake Erie.
Please tell your Ohio State Senator to let local areas determine their own laws, especially on plastics which can harm our lakes and rivers
This from the Sierra Club of Ohio:
EVERYONE make calls to Governor DeWine’s office applauding his position against the container law preemption bills and for local government freedom to develop solutions to plastic pollution. (Pats on the back are always nice, and hopefully it will encourage him to hold strong on his position and veto any bills that may make it to his desk) (614) 644-4357
To find your Ohio State Senator (or Rep.), click here
Here are tools we can use to educate about the Cuyahoga County Single-Use Plastic Bag ban
Thursday September 12 7pm
Lisa Neidert, Univ of Michigan Institute for Social Research
Daniel Ortiz, Policy Matters Ohio
Michele Pomerantz, Cuyahoga County Government
The forum will begin with brief comments from County Executive Armond Budish, Co-Chair of the Cuyahoga County Complete Count Committee of the 2020 Census
Moderated by Rich Exner Cleveland.com
Rich Exner, cleveland.com
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Cosponsored by Cleveland.com, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
Cuyahoga County Votes to Expand Resources for Community College
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio– The passage of Issue 3 renews a tax levy in Cuyahoga County that will help expand resources for its community college district.
53 Year-old father of three, Steven Brooks has spent many hours with IT hardware and walking the halls of Cuyahoga County Community College, or Tri-C, as it’s known, Brooks balances work and fatherhood.
“It’s very challenging, I’m kind of always tired but, you know, it keeps you going, it keeps you striving, it keeps you wanting to be better, “says Steven Brooks, Tri-C student.
And, with ten years in the IT field, he’s taking advantage of the resources to stay employable, and hopefully, even earn a promotion in his industry.
“It’s always changing, and I either go and learn something else or get left behind in old technology, which I’m not willing to do,” says Brooks.
The Tri-C Tax levy renews 1.9 million dollars and adds 400,000 dollars in funding to the school’s programs for students seeking an affordable higher education option and job training. With the property tax increase, the owner of a 100,000 dollar home would pay an extra 14 dollars a year.
That tax increase is worth it for the non-partisan League of Women Voters. “Having a skilled, trained labor force is so important to this region. We’re a rust belt area, we need new technologies, health care center, and so many people can get their start in community college,” says Janice Patterson, League of Women Voters.
One of those students getting their start is 20-year-old student Balquise Alshafei, who lives on her own while managing life as a full-time student.
“It’s challenging, you know, it gets lonely sometimes,” says Alshafei.
But the tax levy will allow Tri-C, the lowest costing school in Ohio, to keep tuition affordable, so students like her can have more opportunity to reach their educational ceiling.