Updating the list of Cleveland’s most influential people: Brent Larkin July 17, 2022

In 1998, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, left, won election to Congress to succeed legendary U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, right, who shared the delight of her victory. In his column today, Brent Larkin adds Tubbs Jones, who died in office in 2008, to his expanded list of the most influential Clevelanders The Plain Dealer orginally published in 2007, and moves to “right a wrong” by adding Lou Stokes in his own right to the original list.
Updating the list of Cleveland’s most influential people: Brent Larkin
July 17, 2022
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The original 2007 article:

The Plain Dealer’s 2007 list of the most influential Clevelanders in history
The link is here

11 years, 2 executives: Is Cuyahoga County’s charter meeting expectations? Plain Dealer Nov 11, 2021

Plain Dealer November 11, 2021:
11 years, 2 executives: Is Cuyahoga County’s charter meeting expectations?
By and 
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

 

Sprawl vs. Smart Growth: Building an Equitable and Thriving Region at City Club of Cleveland 2/3/2021 at Noon


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2021 AT 12 PM EST

Sprawl vs. Smart Growth: Building an Equitable and Thriving Region

  • Annette Blackwell
    Mayor, City of Maple Heights
  • Grace Gallucci
    Executive Director & CEO, NOACA
  • Edward H. Kraus
    Mayor, City of Solon
  • Moderator
  • Steven Litt
    Art and Architecture Critic, The Plain Dealer

On December 11, 2020, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) adopted a new policy prioritizing racial and economic equity when making regional decisions about highway interchanges. NOACA is the first metropolitan planning organization (MPO) in the state to require this level of analysis for proposed highway interchange projects. Previously, decisions were made primarily focused on the impact of traffic flow and safety; with the new policy, consideration will be given to economic development, environmental justice, quality of life, transit and bike use, and racial equity.

This new policy follows decades of highway additions and expansions that encouraged suburban and exurban sprawl at the expense of the urban core – a practice that is often cited as a contributing factor to the region’s racial segregation, persistent economic inequality, generational urban poverty, and struggling school systems.

Many supporters of the policy believe it is long overdue – and hope it will lead to greater cooperation to strengthen the region as a whole, rather than pitting communities against each other in competition for jobs and new development. Others question the practicality of any continued suburban expansion given the region’s flat population growth.

Join us as three regional leaders discuss the policy and its short- and long-term implications for the future of Northeast Ohio.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12 p.m. here:
www.cityclub.org/forums/2021/02/03/sprawl-vs-smart-growth-building-an-equitable-and-thriving-region?fbclid=IwAR2GQ2U4uYR3mYhumaAoeeIUDSqfuAqID7u2O-wHAYcdYHsbrOJjB3WWmRQ

Produced and hosted by The City Club of Cleveland. Community partner: League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

“The 2020 Census: what does it mean for Ohio and Cleveland?” a forum on September 12, 2019

“The 2020 Census: what does it mean for
Ohio and Cleveland?”
Thursday September 12 7pm

the flyer is here
the forum write-up is here
the forum video is here

with panelists:

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

CWRU Siegal Beachwood Landmark Centre
25700 Science Park Dr., Suite 100, Beachwood, OH 44122

Cosponsored by Cleveland.com, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
   

 

“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

Here’s the video from the forum

The Cleveland.com preview is here
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:
Andrés González, Chief of Police, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

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.

“Is Northeast Ohio a Sanctuary Region?” a forum on Jan 17, 2018

League of Women Voters Cleveland Hts/Univ Hts Chapter and Heights Public Library Present:

Is Northeast Ohio a Sanctuary Region? 
Laws and policies: Where does our region stand on immigration?

The Cleveland.com preview for the forum is here

Video from forum

Wednesday January 17, 2018
From: 7:00-8:30pm
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118

This panel will take an informed perspective on current Cleveland Hts, Cuyahoga County, Ohio and U.S. immigration policies and laws.

Panelists:
Kahlil Seren, Councilperson, City of Cleveland Heights

Farhad Sethna Esq., Immigration-America

Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice

Moderated by Elizabeth Knowles Esq, Immigration & Human Rights Law Clinic, University of Akron

Free and open to the public