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Question of the Day: What are best uses for MedCon tax revenues collected to date, and going forward?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 12:05.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer mentions a figure of $60 million collected by Cuyahoga County through a 0.25% sales tax increase dedicated to paying for a "Medical Mart" and "Convention Center", being a private real estate development partnership of out of town interests controlled by one of the super wealthy Kennedys, who is personally related to County Commissioner Hagan and has hired County Administrator Madden, who formulated this county-funded deal, with the always controversial Ratners and Millers... usually doing business as something-Forest City, but often also personally rooted layers deep in diverse legal, financial and political dealings in NEO and elsewhere. The Cuyahoga County leadership that crafted this public subsidy-for-the-super-rich is under FBI and IRS investigation for all sorts of corruption, likely to include matters related to the above described "MedCon"- it is safe to say the parties promoting the MedCon have lost the faith of most of the people of real NEO who were ever foolish enough to trust any of the schemers, in the first place. While we are still months away from Cuyahoga County leadership and the MedCon imploding completely, it is never too early to begin protecting the money stolen from the public in this con, so far... the $60 million mentioned in the PD... and planning for its proper disbursal, post-Con. What do you think should be done with the money?