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Does CH Have A Long Range Plan?

CH deserves some real Leadership. How about now?

 

Everything I've seen the CH city council and mayor do in the last year or so looks seat-of-the-pants, and slap-dash.

All kinds of unnecessary "emergency" legislation. Acting like bankers without any processes, controls, or accountability. And those are *our* assets that are being handled recklessly. Failing to reach out to We The People. Not even bothering to try, the way I see it.

All I see is *reaction* to events and people, rather than execution of a well thought out plan.

Anyone care to straighten me out? Show me the links, share your experiences?

Thanks!

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Garry Kanter November 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I have first hand experience for every word I wrote. I conclude my brief blog post asking to be corrected with links or other experiences. All you've done is recognized that my statements are opinions, and told me they are wrong. Have you seen or read the long range plan for CH? Have you ever heard council explain anything by referencing the long range plan? In what ways have you seen council interact with the citizens?
michaelschwartz November 19, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I'll tell you what their long range plan is : NOTHING. they are just deer in the headlights and are in so far over their heads that all the do is show up at Auto Zone or waste the taxpayers money on the comical green city hall parking lot. This is easy. What is hard is to face the facts that the city of Cleveland Heights is in a death spiral and has just a few years left before it turns into East Cleveland South. Already anything north of Mayfield is gone with large swaths to the south in great peril. I would call them ostriches with their heads in the sand but that is too kind.
Shirley Welton November 19, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Yes, your opinions are often wrong. CH is moving in the right direction. CH is attracting quality developments at Meadowbrook and Lee and elsewhere. CH is redefining itself as a bicycle friendly city. CH has great schools. CH is home to the arts. CH has a high level of recycling. On and on.
Shirley Welton November 19, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Michael, you are right. North of Mayfield needs some work! But, with WalMart opening just South of Mayfield and the rest of Oakwood yet to be developed, this should really help North of Mayfield. Of course, CH Council did not support WalMart going to Oakwood. But, that does not change the fact that the Oakwood development will bring more traffic and business that will benefit north of Mayfield.
Garry Kanter November 19, 2012 at 03:07 AM
You should post a blog and talk about the things that interest you. Rather than using me, inappropriately, as some sort of target for your own opinions, Emily.

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