When I ran for City Council four years ago, there were far fewer meetings to attend. Below is a list of those that I have participated in so far and will participate in. (See Events on this website for details – coming soon.)
Whistle Stop Tour Forums at the Wine Spot have been videotaped and can be watched at your convenience on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwVsSfoyLuFh_DdIMfwoZg). There have been three of these as I write this, with varying participation due to some candidates dropping out or unable to attend. The first, on June 24, focused on Cleveland Heights’ water issues; I was unable to attend that one but have participated in all the others so far. The second, on July 21, asked candidates to comment on issues affecting business and economic development in the city. The third, on August 25, considered taxes. It was impossible to find a suitable date in September for one that would focus on candidates’ visions for Cleveland Heights, but videos on this topic will be posted soon. A final Whistle Stop Tour Forum at the Wine Spot is scheduled for October 27, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. People who attend will be able to ask the candidates questions; there is no specific topic.
On Sunday, October 4, the three women candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council will be at Zagara’s from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for conversation with residents of Grant Deming’s Forest Hill Neighborhood. Others are welcome to attend, too. The three male candidates will meet with this neighborhood group the following Sunday, October 11, same place, same times.
Also on October 4, starting at 10:00 a.m., I’ll be walking 5K (3.1 miles) on the Cleveland Heights City Team as part of the inaugural Happy 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, which starts from the Wine Spot, more or less. If you sign up, you can walk and talk with me! Here’s a link to register or for more information: : https://www.westernreserveracing.com/events/happy5k
On Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m., Noble Neighbors is hosting a candidate forum focused solely on their neighborhood at Noble Road Presbyterian Church. All are welcome, but broader City issues will not be addressed.
On Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m., the League of Women Voters will host a Candidates’ Night at the Cleveland Heights Community Center. I will not be able to attend this forum but will send a short comment.
In addition, the Northeast Ohio Media Group videotaped a “candidates debate” on Wednesday, September 23, for viewers’ pleasure. Here’s a link to the one-hour event, which was not open to the public: (coming soon.)
There were some others but the above are perhaps the most worthy of your consideration, if you have the time.