15 Minutes of Fame for All East Cleveland Residents

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OCTOBER 29, 2014   –  1:00 P.M.)


East Cleveland Residents are being allowed a total of fifteen minutes collectively to discuss how they feel about the finances of East Cleveland.    That could be divided to allow the first five to speak only.

This change appears in the October 29, 2014 meeting agenda presented by East Cleveland Finance –  CZAR, Sharon Hanrahan – Financial Planning Commission Administrator.  Who appears to be in a hurry to end the meeting by cutting the total time of audience feedback to fifteen minutes.

See the file:  http://44112news.com/documents/2014/AudiitorOfState/

One of the items on the Hanrahan Agenda is a discussion about Salt Truck Purchase (Already on Order) and whether the city has tons of Rock Salt.   Sadly for Hanrahan and the auditors Mayor Gary Norton has already placed the order for two new salt trucks to be delivered.  (A phone call to the trucking company might be in order)


If  Sharon Hanrahan and company have bothered to visit our empty salt shed on Eddy Road, they would know that the only rock salt we have (Less than half a ton) is completely damaged by water.  It really does not matter because Gary Norton has already placed the order and the salt trucks will be delivered with our without the commissions approval.

We congratulate Dave Yost for his decisive victory in both absentee and walk-up voters to win another term as Ohio Auditor of  State.  With East Cleveland Ohio Mayor Gary Norton being a “loose cannon” spending money and perhaps even doing some laundry work of sort this will be the first big things to start or end the year with.

HOWEVER,  since Hanrahan is only giving so little time to the people who actually pay the bills in the city and is expected to hear a plea from Norton to tear down more houses,  buy more equipment and hire new people, perhaps the lowly 15 minutes of time should be allowed by a lottery draw.

In summary for Yost, Hanrahan, and Norton just understand that you may keep the people from talking at your meetings or simply “bamboozle” yourselves but the whole world is watching.  Many people have their fingers crossed patiently waiting for the election to be over and the real auditors to surface.  395383_2705522712653_1257174628_n    Some East Cleveland citizens have hopes of seeing  the men and women in black do their respective things and show everyone where the money is hidden.    Perhaps Gary Norton will be forced to show why he disregarded a vote of the citizens that forced his pay to be forty-thousand a year to the amount he has managed to pay himself.

For Sharon Hanrahan and Dave Yost – Think about when this process started how Mayor Norton has his personal TV Channel (Cable 9) William Fambrough covering this event on local television.   While Fambrough continues receiving a siphon of nearly seventy-two thousand dollars a year, there has been no coverage of the once a month meeting anywhere except for 44112News.com.

3minEven the minutes from the meeting are vague and rarely seen online or in print however help is on the way even if the people are not allowed to speak.  We do hope that the time limit be allowed to encompass each and every resident in East Cleveland Ohio who wants to speak their individual three minutes.  Perhaps Auditor Dave Yost and Hanrahan will show the people of East Cleveland that their concerns actually count and give the people three minutes each.


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