Ron Dodson 
Member since Jan 27, 2014

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Re: “Frontier Airlines Is Offering Flights from Cleveland for Just a Buck Today

You don't have to pay for a seat assigned unless you have a preference. There's no add-on if you let them assign one. Your reservation is still valid. I'm flying to Atlanta and that worked for me.

Posted by Ron Dodson on 09/03/2015 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Police Union Prez Concerned That Officers Will Put Themselves in Greater Danger to Get Out of Doing 'Paperwork'

Gee whiz, mom. You mean I gotta do homework every time I Tase, pistol-whip or shoot somebody?

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Posted by Ron Dodson on 05/29/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Citywide Property Survey to Begin in May

Obviously you're not aware of the surveys done on behalf of other agencies regarding employment, commute time, crime or any of the other factors that people use in making housing choices. I'm not opposed to your survey at all. I'm just questioning the veracity of it's raison d'etre. The only falsehood is the one claiming that there's no historical database for any of this information because there is even if, as you say, only six questions address it. Those six questions go back for decades but any additional info this study can provide is welcome. Go for it.

Posted by Ron Dodson on 03/11/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Citywide Property Survey to Begin in May

Yes, I know the AHS is a sample and a very small sample at that. The decennial in which the first step is identifying housing units for the purpose of mailing questionnaires. If they aren't returned, someone has to go and find out why. There's an entire subset of questions devoted to vacant housing. All the data is crunched, mapped and made available to the public with special tools for urban planners and developers. When I moved back to this region after an absence of 25 years, I wanted to know what had happened to my old neighborhoods. I stumbled across the website. They do a lot more than just count people and houses.

Posted by Ron Dodson on 03/11/2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Citywide Property Survey to Begin in May

I did more than use it, JR. All I'm saying is that the data, including GIS information is already available so please enlighten me on what this survey will provide that's not provided on the census website. I'd really like to know. I'm in favor of anything that addresses urban blight. This just seems like a duplication of effort.

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Posted by Ron Dodson on 03/11/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Citywide Property Survey to Begin in May

The American Housing Survey conducted by HUD , in conjunction with the Census Bureau since 1974 provides the information Mr. Rokakis and Mr. Bonheim claim isn't available. Apparently they've never heard of it. Why is that?

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Posted by Ron Dodson on 03/11/2015 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Cleveland is Still a Really Shitty Place to Live if You're Black

Worse than Detroit? Detroit wasn't listed among the worst which included Cincinnati, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. When I lived in Alabama the natives there were fond of saying "Thank God for Mississippi" which always ranked at #50 to Alabama's #49. A distinction without a difference.

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Posted by Ron Dodson on 01/17/2015 at 9:06 PM

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