My article, Civility is important to our quality of life, is posted on the Heights Observer Web site, where it first appeared in the July 22, 2009, edition. Here is a link to the article: http://www.heightsobserver.org/read/2/7/civility-is-important-to-our-quality-of-life The article explains the never-ending importance of civility, how the Cleveland Heights civility project begun in 2004 affected our community, what is needed now and how the city can help.
Read the story I authored in the July 2009 Heights Observer entitled “Think Regional: A resurgent University Circle is good for the Heights.” The article notes that University Circle, Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights share mutual interests and are the antidote to out-migration and sprawl.
Because tax collections for cities are down, many proposals for collaboration and consolidation to reduce costs are bubbling up. Recognition is growing that the local and regional government structures we have in place are costly and inefficient. As your elected representative, I’ll work for you to promote cost-effective and efficent government. [Read more…]