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EMERGENCY City Council Meetings 1/29/2015 5:30 PM – Public Shut Up!

Posted by: | Posted on: January 29, 2015

    DSCF4779At the request of Barbara Thomas East Cleveland City Council President there will be a series of special meetings where the public will NOT be allowed to speak until the last two meetings.  Meeting three is only setting up next weeks regular council meeting.  The first two emergency meetings will spend the public’s money without allowing public comments meeting one before or after the vote is taken.

   Council members like Brandon King and Thomas Wheeler after aDSCF4740 year in office have never had a community meeting.  For some finding Wheeler is a task to say the least and when things happen in his ward three area he, Wheeler is never on the spot.  Brandon King has had less than five committee meetings and he has never met with the public but makes every meeting of the Neighborhood Advisory Board to bid on more land in his attempt to buy up property.

     Once upon a time Barbara Thomas held meeting with her ward two residents on a regular basis but since the last fiasco featuring news media summer 2014 she has not had any community meetings with her constituents.   Perhaps Ms. Thomas will take some time out of her busy schedule to set-up a meeting to discuss why she is not talking about the blinking traffic lights at Euclid Ave, Forest Park Blvd and Wheeler Avenues.   In the past Thomas boasted that she had the distinction of having “Downtown East Cleveland” in her ward but she has not been seen nor has she said a single word about that area.

     DSCF5117Where is Mansell Baker and why are Ward Four resident holding meetings about Helen S. Brown Senior Center without his input?   No meetings in Ward Four for several months but when disaster strikes such as what is going on at the Express Gas where gallons of gasoline goes into the East Cleveland Sewers Baker is on the scene when Mayor Norton and his sidekick Michael Smedley are no where to be found.  When a car crash occurred at Ca$h Corner #2 (Wendy’s) baker was on the accident scene observing lack of equipment and broken down ambulances reporting to help

     Finally Nathaniel Martin has manged to cover Ca$h Corners talking with media and residentsDSCF4739 about the intersection on the news.  His monthly meeting  is the only time residents and speak out or ask questions.  Mr. Martin is the only city council person willing to file criminal charges against Mayor Gary Norton Jr. while the other people just vote yes or don’t show up for meetings like Norton wants them to do.

 

    With Mayor Gary Norton playing like a baby walking on residents questions and comments as well as running from the media that he used to love in the past East Cleveland shows it’s royal back side to it’s loyal residency.

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   Here is the line-up for today’s meetings at East Cleveland City Hall where residents are warned to “shut up” keep their mouths shut until the end of meeting three.  There will be no time when residents can say a word during the first meeting.  If you attend series of meetings bring some duct tape for your mouth and watch but talk until the last 2 meetings on the list.  The third meeting is about next weeks regular council meeting with no voting just procedural issues. 


MEETING ONE – 5:30 PM

DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015

MEETING NOTICE – PUBLIC HEARING

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND TIME: 5:30 P.M.

  PLACE: EAST CLEVELAND CITY HALL

COUNCIL CHAMBERS (COURT ROOM)

A meeting of the Executive Committee is hereby called and scheduled by the Presiding officer thereof as follows: Chairman/Council President Barbara J, Thomas, Council Vice President Thomas Wheeler; Councilor Brandon King, Councilor Nathaniel Martin and Councilor Mansell Baker

AGENDA

▪ Call to Order by Chairperson

▪ Roll Call

Financial Planning Commission Reports –

▪ Appropriations  – 2 Month  Budget Update

▪ Law Department Updates

▪ Emergency Services Departmental Updates

▪ Judicial Branch Updates

▪ Adjournment

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

BY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT BARBARA J. THOMAS


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MEETING TWO – 6:30 PM

CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, January 29, 2015  at 6:30 P.M.

Place: East Cleveland City Hall – Council Chambers

▪   CALL TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT

ROLL CALL

REMARKS OF PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS

▪   LEGISLATION

 ORDINANCE NO. 06-15   EMERGENCY

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 64-14 TO MAKE TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND,; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY IN ORDER TO HAVE AN OPERATING BUDGET AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

ADJOURNMENT

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY:

COUNCIL PRESIDENT BARBARA J. THOMAS


MEETING THREE – 6:45 PM

No Votes just procedural / like setting up the menu for next weeks meeting

CITY OF EAST CLEVELAND

AGENDA REVIEW MEETING

(Regular Council Meeting, Tuesday, February 3, 2015)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015  – 6:45 P.M.

Place: East Cleveland City Hall –

Council Chambers (Court Room)

▪  CALL TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT

 ROLL CALL

 REMARKS OF PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS

▪  MINUTES TO BE APPROVED  –

▪  HEARINGS (CONDUCT AND SCHEDULING)

 REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE MAYOR

▪  OLD BUSINESS

▪  NEW BUSINESS    

 CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS

 RECEIPTS OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

 REPORTS ON COUNCIL COMMITTEES

 PROCLAMATIONS  –   Letter of Condolence to the Family of Grady Warren Bedingfield

▪  LEGISLATION

RESOLUTION NO.  60-14  SECOND READING

*A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO TRANSFER TO BRANDON L. KING AT A COST OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00), A PARCEL OF LAND HELD BY THE CITY AS PART OF ITS LAND REUTILIZATION PROGRAM AND LOCATED AT 15612 OAKHILL ROAD, EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO 44112  (PERMANENT PARCEL NO. 673-27-002).

▪  REMARKS AND REQUESTS OF THE PUBLIC

▪  RESPONSE OF COUNCIL AND MAYOR TO REMARKS OF THE PUBLIC

ADJOURNMENT

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY:

COUNCIL PRESIDENT BARBARA J. THOMAS


*Brandon “LAND” King has paid up all of his property taxes and has no unpaid taxes

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This property deal has been on the media, and our email box has been swamped with people asking about this property but not one person has made an offer.  Now everyone can stop sending us emails about Brandon “LAND” King and his property deals.DSCF4702

   Now Brandon King, KMG 13308 Euclid LTD are FREE to  buy up as much property as they want in East Cleveland Ohio.  Since no one else is buying property the City of East Cleveland is giving away as low as $100 there is reason why a smart entrepreneur like Mr. King should be stopped.

    Everyone has the same chance Brandon “LAND” King has to prosper from “flipping” houses in East Cleveland and now let the game of real estate deals begin.


Mike Trivisonno told us government will not investigate themselves

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015

Even with the help of East Cleveland native and top radio personality The Mike Trivisonno Show – WTAM.com Ohio Attorney General sends back the response that there is nothing he can do to help citizens in East Cleveland Ohio.  triv01


 

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Constituent Services <ConstituentServices@ohioattorneygeneral.gov>
2:09 PM (17 hours ago)
to me
Dear Gerald,

Thank you for contacting the Ohio Attorney General’s office regarding actions by the East Cleveland Mayor and Police Chief.

It is important to recognize that Ohio is a home rule state; meaning no state elected official has the authority to oversee the day-to-day operations of a local elected official. Consequently, our office has no authority to intervene in this matter. Constituents will need to contact the municipal government to express their concerns.

Again, thank you for contacting our office. If we can ever be of assistance to you in the future, feel free to contact us.

Very respectfully yours,

S. Morgen
Constituent Liaison
Constituent Services
Ohio Attorney General’s Office

—–Original Message—–

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East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton and Police Chief Michael Cardilli may have put drivers and pedestrians lives in jeopardy by stopping traffic lights just to give out citations.

There are going to be a lot of East Cleveland People reaching out for help and with thousands of taxpayers effected this matter deserves some attention from our AG.


 

Despite having the ability to investigate public corruption DeWine tell East Cleveland citizens to contact the Mayor of East Cleveland to investigate himself.  From the Attorney General website:

The Special Investigations Unit conducts probes that fall outside the scope of BCI’s other investigative units. Typical cases include serial crimes, unsolved homicides, fugitive apprehension, police-involved shootings, public corruption investigations, and dignitary protection.

So East Cleveland residents according to the Mike Dewine correspondence must rely upon Detective Sergeant Scott Gardner who himself is on parole from Medina and Cuyahoga County to investigate his boss Chief of Police Michael Cardilli and Mayor Gary Norton.

Gardner-Scott  Some people will remember that Scott Gardner was the first detective who looked into the incident where Cleveland Police came to East Cleveland on a high speed chase and shot two unarmed citizens one hundred and thirty seven time.  Gardner found that there was absolutely no wrong doing leading the United States Justice Department to ferret the truth.

At this point we are giving Mike Trivisonno a public apology as he stated on his show that government officials are less than honorable.  Here DeWine does not even consider that public corruption is going on and will only act if someone from the government asks for his help.  Constituent requests mean nothing to the newly elected Ohio Attorney General.kiska01 - 00hr 00min 38sec

We still urge people to keep calling Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and sending out emails when calls fail  to ConstituentServices@ohioattorneygeneral.gov   Perhaps this department is not the right place for this inquiry and it should gone to Special Prosecutions Division Matthew J. Donahue Section Chief and  Angela R. Canepa Assistant Section Chief and staff who have all the tools needed to at least check out whether or not Mayor Gary Norton intentionally placed the traffic light at Euclid Ave, Forest Park Blvd and Wheeler Ave on blink mode just to collect traffic tickets. Phone: 614-644-7233 or Toll-free: 800-282-0515 Local: 614-466-4986

 Shame on Mike DeWine for thinking that the very people being complained about can do a fair investigation into their alleged crimes and corruption in office.  Perhaps you should at least allow Special Prosecutions to conduct a fair investigation into what is happening daily in East Cleveland.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/may/15/mcnally-sciortino-yavorcik-face-several-/?print

 


“Resourceful Seniors” Meet and talk about Helen S. Brown Center

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015


1/27/2015 – East Cleveland Ohio – Seniors from around the city came together to talk about the future of the now closed Helen S. Brown Center and to hear updated plans from East Cleveland Ohio Mayor Gary Norton and his chief of staff Michael Smedley.  Expected presenters included representatives from Cuyahoga County and Pastor Shawn Braxton from New Life Cathedral. DSCF5077

The group was disappointed by the now show from Mayor Norton and others on the speaking list but Pastor Braxton enlightened the group telling them about the church and what he expects to offer seniors willing to give the federal block grants and other money that are to be received for Helen S. Brown and then given to New Life Cathedral if approved.

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DSCF5082   This group of seniors has had daily meet, greet and eat sessions for many years and since the closing of the Helen S. Brown Center their only contact has been through using the senior phone call list.  Now the group will be treated to a heated place to meet rather than the unheated Helen S. Brown Center.  The start date for New Life Cathedral to be able to have at least Meal on Wheels delivering lunch is expected to happen February or March 2015 until then the weekly planning meeting give seniors a chance to talk.DSCF5083


Silverman’s Department Store Closes Forever

Posted by: | Posted on: January 27, 2015

In his own  words:  Alan Silverman – SILVERMAN’S

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Hello,

Sadly, after serious consideration, I have decided to close Silverman’s.

My Dad started the business in 1946, and through the hard work of the company’s excellent staff and the loyalty of its customers, I am proud to say, we have out lived many of the big chains we once competed against, like Ames, Cooks, Gaylords, Gold Circle, Uncle Bills, Zayres, and others.

I am very sad to be closing Silverman’s, (our final sale starts on Thursday, January 29th.) but after working here all my adult life, I have decided to take it easier. My goal is to work 24/7, 24 hours a week, 7 months of the year, and this may sound corny, but I want to make the rest of my life the best of my life.IMG_0801

I plan to continue to be a major supporter of Uniforms For Kids, providing school uniforms to kids in need, because every child deserves to go to school dressed to succeed. I am very excited about the new, mobile uniform store bus we have developed, and look forward to spending more time on this project during the coming years.

There is good news for the community, too. We will be remodeling our Hayden store, and it will be leased to Variety Wholesale of North Carolina. They plan to open a Rose’s Express there later this summer.

Thanks again for your past friendship and support,

Alan Silverman
SILVERMAN’S


Recall Mayor Norton – Yes or No – Your Vote Counts

Posted by: | Posted on: January 27, 2015

This is an unofficial “Straw Poll” asking should Gary A. Norton be recalled?

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