After the automatic recount on Monday, December 5, it became official: I won a seat on City Council. It was a close race – basically a three-way tie between Phyllis Evans, Jeff Coryell and me, with Dennis Wilcox firmly in first place. Phyllis came in second, and I was third – good enough to win. All candidates ran impressive races and I know they will stay actively involved in our community, because we all love and are committed to this place. [Read more…]
It’s another well deserved tribute to the excellent quality of so many residences in Cleveland Heights. On Friday, November 1, I attended a meeting in Columbus of the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board, which was considering, among others, the application I wrote and assembled with help from neighbors and Cleveland Heights experts proposing the Shaker Farm Historic District for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. I was prepared to defend the application, but board members praised and approved it in a matter of minutes. One board member, Aaron Askew, a Columbus architect, said he had grown up near the district and been inspired by the quality of the residences to study architecture. He was happy to see the district listed. Another, Columbus archeologist Paul Graham, cited the clarity and completeness of the application, which made it easy to understand and approve the proposed district based on its significance. Here’s what the press release said specifically about the Shaker Farm Historic District:
STATE BOARD RECOMMENDS CLEVELAND HEIGHTS’ PROPOSED SHAKER FARM HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES [Read more…]
A recording of the candidates forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and FutureHeights on October 6 is now available. View video from the forum online at http://vimeo.com/30564868. All candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council were present and participated, so this is a good chance for you to make comparisons. I was the first to give a two-minute speech; after that, candidates responded to the questions in varying orders, so as to be fair. Deanna Bremer Fisher did a great job as moderator.