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Re: “23-Year-Old Logan Fahey, Former Bloom Bakery GM, to Challenge Kerry McCormack in Ward 3

Great news - we need someone to run against Brancatelli.

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Posted by lmcshane on 05/18/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Blaine Griffin Officially Selected to Replace Mamie Mitchell, Ward 6 Challengers Dismayed


Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Friday, September 17, 1993
Big Business is PAC-ing in the money for Cleveland City Council.

PACs, or political action committees, account for nearly one-third of the money raised by a newly formed "Council Leadership Fund," which has collected $135,563 to retain a majority of council members who face re-election this year, according to documents filed yesterday with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Political action committees representing area law firms, businesses and developers, many of which represent interests that do business with the city, contributed $42,800 to the fund.

The fund is controlled by Council President Jay Westbrook. Mayor Michael R. White and businessman Sam Miller have pledged to help Westbrook raise $300,000.

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Posted by lmcshane on 05/15/2017 at 6:06 PM
Posted by lmcshane on 05/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Blaine Griffin Officially Selected to Replace Mamie Mitchell, Ward 6 Challengers Dismayed

Cummins is rumored to be given Griffin's job as reward for his flip-flop on the Q vote - he will get something. He has no chance of winning again in his ward - constituents are sick of him. We're sick of all of the players and the schemes. It's so tiring to have to put up with this and those of us trying to get better candidates on the ballot are up against this slimy CleCabal "PAC" - hatched in the nineties.

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Posted by lmcshane on 05/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “What Led to Councilman Brian Cummins' Last-Minute Flip-Flop on the Q Deal?

Cummins has been a puppet since the first redistricting of his ward - he works for the CleCabal. All of the west side representatives - McCormack aka Joe Cimperman , Zone aka Lee Fisher, Kelley aka Martin Sweeney especially hold the keys to the Cleveland Leadership Fund created by Forest City under Mike White. Basically, it is a PAC that guarantees they can hold on to their seats. Tony Brancatelli aka Jim Rokakis is also supported by this PAC - as he is the president of the "Land Bank." The Land Bank takes properties and wites out outstanding tax liens - priming real estate for distribution through the CDCs which are controlled by these council reps. Cummins is especially despicable for what he primed in Old Brooklyn http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ss…

Posted by lmcshane on 04/27/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Public Square: The Heart of Darkness

Oh - it gets even more surreal - the Zoo is the number one tourist destination in NEO - but Bobbi Reichtell runs the Campus District and the powers that be think they can construct more Marous style -cardboard condos around CSU - so given that Bobbi and her husband live in Detroit Shoreway - the uber CLE neighborhood for the moment - they need to move the homeless somewhere- and make $2M in developers fees for their home CDC Detroit Shoreway, hence the proposal for PSH on Big Creek bluff overlooking the zoo. Oh, and the Metroparks Chief Planner is related to Mark McDermott, too. It's all so glorious and dark.

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Posted by lmcshane on 02/09/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Ohio City, Tremont to Hire a "Safety Coordinator"

Why Sam Allard - are you deleting my comment regarding mega CDC Detroit Shoreway?

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Posted by lmcshane on 01/07/2017 at 6:13 PM

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