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Greater Cleveland Congregations responds to “Improvements” to the Q Deal

CALLS FOR MORE FUNDS TO BE DEVOTED TO A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT (Plain Press, May 2017)       Since January when the Quicken Loans Arena deal was first announced, Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has been vocal and active in its support for equity and fairness to bring prosperity to downtown and our neighborhoods. GCC acknowledges the important … Continue reading

Dirty deed done by corruptors

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, May 2017)       Well, the dirty deed was done. They always had the votes. Eleven of 17 votes were there. But they wanted one more. Why? To rush the job. You see quick and dirty works better for muggers. COMMENTARY It took a bit of trickery as usual. In a … Continue reading

Raise Up Cleveland announces start of statewide effort to raise minimum wage

(Plain Press, February 2017)        Members of Raise Up Cleveland came to the Cleveland City Council meeting on January 10th to announce they will take their campaign to raise the minimum wage statewide. The also came to voice their displeasure at the move by Cleveland City Council’s leadership and Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration to thwart … Continue reading

Clevelanders for Public Transit petitions Cleveland City Council to force reopening of Superior Avenue to buses

(Plain Press, February 2017)        A group of Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) riders attended the Cleveland City Council meeting all during January to convince Cleveland City Council that Public Transit belongs in Public Square. The group, Clevelanders for Public Transit plans to continue to attend Cleveland City Council meetings on February 6th and … Continue reading