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Preservation of the Gift and Legacy of the Frank Cudell Estate. The century old gift of Cudell Commons deserves more than the current land grab by the Cleveland CMSD.
Cudell Commons have long been undervalued by the city of Cleveland (the rightful caretaker) and an uneasy 'shared space' among the City of Cleveland and the CMSD. The highly irregular "planning exercise" allowed by the city and undertaken by CMSD consultants, resulted in a secret plan to double the space used for educational purposes and discard historic tree growth and land use (that were part of the Cudell legacy). The Cudell family gift was reaffirmed in the last several months with a visit from a living family member. The gift included the historic family home, now a Fine Arts Center, land the is now a rec center, and the space used for Marion C. Seltzer School. Added to these historic uses, a highly significant memorial in the name of Tamir Rice provides a lasting memory of the tragic shooting and the beauty of Tamir's young life. A recent court ruling rejected a public desire for an injunction. However, that action should not be taken as permission to ignore the purpose of the Cudell gift. The city, CMSD, and highly motivated residents should by convened by the Mayor and the Council members to chart out a balanced and uplifting plan that will provoke pride and peace for generations to come!
Name: Jay Westbrook
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Posted: Mar 8, 2024
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Cudell park trees
Old growth trees can not be replaced, removing them from the park is a huge mistake. These trees should be preserved and celebrated.
Name: Cheryl Baker
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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Misconstrued Tittles to Names of Avenues./Property.
Misconstrued Titles of Property can deminish the value of the property because of a word decietfully used in the Nameing of the property. For a safer residential l neighborhood, A request to re-Name the Tittle and Avenue of battery Park ave. is being requested. The word battery is a oldfashion word phrased for the Topic of Violence of Crime. Phrases of battery is (Battered Women Shelter.) It was battery when an identity stoped being stolen at the shelter/.pavilion/.park/.playground/.apartment My Conclusion is a request to re-Name the Tittle of the Loft and the Avenue of Battery Park Ave. Re-Naming Battery Park Loft and Battery Park Ave. is to create happy Neighbors and less Violence. Member of North West Neighborhood - Council 15. Council can send me an invitation to the meeting for the Name Change. Thanki you.
Name: Majeeda Ali
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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Saving Tree canopy and Cudell Park
Mayor Bibb now that youare a climate mayor and have realized the importance of trees and green space, I am asking you to intervene on the decision that was made to decimate Cudell park and most of its trees. The park is to be used to create a new Marion Seltzer school. But Cudell Park was given to the city to be a park forever according to Frank Cudell's 1906 will. Please help us to find a happy medium by intervening in building a reconstructed school on the current footprint and save the park and green space. I believe Mayor Bibb if you are truly committed to being a climate mayor, you along with Dr Morgan will remedy the situation. Intervention led by you will save Cudell Park, will benefit the children, the community and city overall. Be a hero Mayor Bibb
Name: Jamie Lee Brazier
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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Your humanity
I can start off this plea by listing names of children that have been murdered that you’ve never heard of. I can say their names and their stories but if you had any decency for human life other than yourself you wouldn’t be in this situation. So what I’m going to do instead is ask you to imagine your life. Your house. Your family. Your neighbors and friends. I want you to imagine your partner being killed by a bomb paid for by our tax dollars and that same bomb destroyed your home you’ve worked many years for. I want you to imagine a child that you love dearly. And that same child is stuck in a car with 5 family members that have been murdered and they call an ambulance to rescue her. But she and those ambulance workers are killed. I want you to imagine your whole world turned upside down. I want you to imagine finding a place of refuge in a cold wet tent but then being forced to leave 9 times to a place that was promised safety but once again is being bombed. The only escape is through a foreign country that is charging you thousands of dollars for your safety. Now, I know what you must be thinking. This would never happen to me. But let me tell you one thing I’ve learned in my 30 years of life is that it can be you. In every instance you think “no, that couldn’t be me. It most certainly can be you. “ And I want you to know if it were you in that situation I would be fighting for you. We all would be fighting for you. Because no one in this world deserves to be treated the way Palestinians have been treated. But it’s sad that you wouldn’t even fight for yourself. That’s the real sadness when you can do so little to stop this genocide yet you’d rather have your paycheck from aipac. Put yourself in Palestinian shoes. And realize the REAL terrorist is the state of Israel. We NEED a ceasefire now.
Name: Manar Noubani
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Posted: Mar 6, 2024
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#ceasefire
I have been pleading for months along with many other for our city council members to call for an immediate ceasefire and for months we have been completely ignored. To have political leaders that refuse to hear their civilians demands is beyond my understanding especially when just 2 weeks ago City council member Mr.Starr encouraged them all to give themselves a pat on the back for despite everything going on city council memebers have a job to fulfill to hear their people out and speak and act on their behalf. A pat on their backs? Are you serious? All while Cleveland protesters stood right outside the chamber doors pleading to be heard! Cleveland city council members should be ashamed of themselves! Ashamed that they have not been taking the time to truly hear their civilians demands, ashamed that they've made their minds up about not passing a ceasefire resolution. I myself no longer feel that the current city council members including city council president Mr. Blaine Griffen is fit to run our city council and speak on our behalf, I question their integrity and motives and can honestly say I will be voting against all of them in ant upcoming elections unless they vote in favor of a permanent ceasefire!
Name: Tita Medina
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Posted: Mar 6, 2024
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Streets and Residents First
It is clearly absurd that the City of Cleveland is expecting residents to continually to inform them when streets need potholes filled. Between First Responders and waste collection it should be known that streets need to be repaired and its not citizens having their cars damaged as a source of informing the city. The process to get refunded is tedious, agitating and claims are always denied. Not cool, especially when Council has allowed so many tax abatements to occur. Residents First is yet another attempt not to hear from tenants this branch has selectively picked the kind of tenants they're going to look after, the fact that all three committees to form this had no residents that are tenants involved to hear firsthand is absurd the fact that you still are allowing owners and LLCs to purchase rent registrations online how does that fix the issue! Housing court has not been tenant friendly at all. They've yet to punish any of the bad landlords they've made excuses and tenants who have faithfully put their rent in escrow have had to share funds with horrible landlords, who didn't fix the repairs. What makes it even more horrible is that the city should have constructed a plan to inspect top to bottom rental properties prior to being rented to assure those that can't afford homeownership some sort of security let us know that this is another non-real avenue. How can you correct any of the problems that are formulated throughout the years when the basic formula isn't part of the plan? Since tenants are the bigger population in the City of Cleveland we should have some say regarding any ordinance or committee that is formulated regarding housing/tenants and corrective planning.
Name: Sabrina Otis
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Posted: Mar 6, 2024
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Palestine
It has been over 5 month of constant bombing on Gaza. Over 40000 civilians killed and most of Gaza is destroyed! How many more people need to die so cleveland city council call for a ceasefire. Enough is Enough. Cease fire now!
Name: Muna Asraf
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Posted: Mar 6, 2024
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Israel Palestine
Hear, O Israel: why do you make war on your brother Ishmael {also son of Abraham}? Why do you keep your bother in an open air prison {Gaza} forcing him to despair? Why do you accept over $3 billion in military aid from the United States every year? Why are you so preoccupied with killing your brother? Cannot brothers {Jews and Arabs} live in peace? The peaceful removal of one man will solve this crisis once and for all. That man is Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. Hamas and Hezbollah are the direct result of his hate towards all Palestinians. As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Palestinian people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in many other parts of the world. Believe it or not, one thing that overrides capitalism and political correctness in the United States is the right to have one's voice heard. This is the foundation of which our democracy is built on. The Palestinian people should continue to defy Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu’s powerful armed forces so that Palestinian democracy can continue to thrive. It is unfortunate that the United States compromised on one of its most fundamental values in order to protect its economic interests in the Middle East; something that happens all too often domestically as well. It is not the Palestinian people that are attempting to expand Hamas and Hezbollah power but rather it is Netanyahu who has engaged in intimidation to prevent the will of the people {both Palestinian and Israeli} from being heard. Why else would he stoop to such underhanded tactics to block various means of communication among the citizens of Palestine and Israel? Why is Netanyahu forcing Israel to return to the Cold War utilizing political strong-arm tactics such as violence? Netanyahu, you have had over sixteen years to acknowledge Palestine and have failed them by your own choosing. The days of your despotic regime are finally coming to an end as it appears the desire for freedom will continue to sweep among the Middle Eastern nations as well as Israel. Accordingly, let the call go forth among all citizens of Palestine that your brothers and sisters of democracy {from all over the world} are with you during every trial and tribulation you may encounter during this crisis. To the people of Palestine, the trumpet of freedom beckons you to rise in protest and louden your voice to preserve your sacred heritage, promote your children's future and obtain the blessings of liberty we all cherish. Palestine, the hour of your redemption is at hand. As you the rightful citizens move forward to reclaim your own country, rise and strike! In the name of those who were murdered fighting for everyone's rights, rise and strike! To push back this evil regime, rise and strike! Let no one continue to fear this man. Every Palestinian must be strong and fight on for their freedom. Rise and strike! Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, you little weasel...let Palestine go! Hey hey Mr. Bibi how many kids will it be be? The whole World is watching !!! JOE BIALEK Cleveland, OH USA
Name: Joe BIALEK
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Posted: Mar 5, 2024
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Israel/Gaza
The council should not adopt any resolution that calls for a unilateral ceasefire from the state of Israel. To do so would endanger the hostages held by the Hamas terrorists, leave Hamas in power, and guaranty future attacks that would harm innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians. Any ceasefire resolution adopted by the council would be solely performative, with no binding effect on either party of the conflict. Rather than wasting time on a war thousands of miles away for which the city has no ability to impact, the council should take efforts to ensure the safety of all the people in the city and to promote dialogue and cooperation between those with differing opinions.
Name: Marc R
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Posted: Mar 5, 2024
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