To the County Auditor of the
County of Cuyahoga, Ohio:
Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
Jeff Buster's blog
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 09/17/2007 - 11:00.
JOINT POST BY MILLER (TEXT) AND BUSTER (PHOTO)
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/16/2007 - 21:18.
We have two grand pianos in our living room. (We were riggers and collected them) Suddenly, guests arrived... They are on those pianos...........very, very cooo0l! Our house is happening!
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/16/2007 - 12:33.
I have been attending and photographing events at each end of the NEO citizen spectrum. What I mean is that I have attended Cuyahoga County Commissioner's meetings - which I would propose is one of many events at the top of what I'll define as the "civic pyramid", and I’ve gone to classes with individual citizens at the Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (the raccoon rabies bait story is centered around the Nature Center woods) -which I propose to define as one of many citizen events at the base, the foundation, of the "civic pyramid". Another example of an event at the top of the "civic pyramid" would be the Cuyahoga County Wind Energy Task Force meeting which was held at the Key Center September 13 and which I will post about shortly. And another example of an event at the foundation of the pyramid is instructor Donald Isom’s (on left in "Rehab is for Quiters" shirt) weekly Krump at the Heights Youth Club pictured above.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 10:46.
A few days ago I saw the fallout shelter sign above still hanging on the outside of an old brick apartment building on Lee near Euclid in Cleveland Heights. Fallout Shelters were a massive US goverment hoax - the signs and the buildings were just placebos for public nervousness.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/09/2007 - 18:55.
Who would have thought that a Saturday morning spelling bee at the McGregor Home assisted living facility could grasp the attention of kids and residents so entirely. That look in each of the kids eyes - they - and Miss Bessy - have left the world of the old and infirm and are focused entirely on thinking of which letter of the alphabet comes next. This intense, captivated, other-worldly facial expression is the El Dorado every parent and every teacher strives to reach.
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 21:55.
Heard Bobby tonight at 3C - heard him in the 60's too. We need leadership like his today in Cleveland.
Mr. Seale addressed a crowd of several hundred at Cuyahoga Community College Saturday evening. I remember well the Black Panther Party from the 1960’s. Mr. Seale remembers it well too. Mr. Seale's visit was sponsored by the Sara J. Harper Leadership Institute. Retired Hon. J. Harper was at the podium to introduce the evening’s program.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 09/06/2007 - 15:10.
The property next to me has been for sale for over 2 years. And after a similar fruitless wait, the owner of the house two doors up just last week pulled their house back off the market. Nothing is selling in my neighborhood. In Parma – where I took the “rent to own” and “cash at closing” photos the neighborhoods are littered with empty for-sale houses. In Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights a few houses are even being auctioned – very unusual for those suburbs. Then there’s Cleveland and East Cleveland.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/02/2007 - 11:51.
On Friday August 31, 2007, while Air Show jets stalled out conversations and blasted ear drums, Susan Miller and I visited the “open house” at the Post designed Cleveland Trust Rotunda building which sits on the corner of Euclid and 9th next to the Marcel Breuer designed Cleveland Trust Tower in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Lee Trotter had announced this open house at the County Commissioners meeting the day before and the Dirty Dealer had carried the news a few days prior. I wondered, why is the County doing this?
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 09/01/2007 - 12:26.
The Cleveland Port Authority wore no clothes on Thursday. The King was completely naked – yet about half (including a rep of “first suburbs”) of the 19 adults who spoke to the 100 plus in attendance raved about the “BOLD PLAN”
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 08/29/2007 - 14:36.
I consistently attempt to have a “positive” outlook about North East Ohio and Cleveland. I consider the substance of my posts on Realneo and affirmatively select material which I believe is conducive to improving the region. However, there can be a problem with this self steered Polly Anna editorial policy . Always looking at the bright side might be just perpetuating a lie – maybe always having a positive outlook is actually misleading people and leading others into the false belief that the region is doing ok, that the region is improving. Maybe it would be more helpful if I used my blog to accelerate failure – get to the bottom of it, get it over with and start new…
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 08/26/2007 - 20:32.
Asleep on the job.... photo courtesy Tim Littler Xian, China
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 17:57.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 10:51.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 08/20/2007 - 16:02.
The following article has been forwarded to David Ellison (because of Ellison’s co sponsorship – with Sally Levine - of the Marcel Breuer re-design re-use exhibit at Ingenuity Fest which is linked here) by Berlin architectural journalist Ulf Meyer. The article will appear in NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG (according to Meyer one of Europe’s best papers). Google translator won’t work on the older windows system from which I am now posting. A quick translation from someone would be great!
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 08/12/2007 - 00:30.
I spent the afternoon at the Burning River Fest on Whiskey Island.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 21:21.
Tiger Swallowtails fed in this morning’s sun with their long straw-hose like proboscis sucking up nectar. Then summer showed its might with heat, humidity, huge thunderheads building during mid day culminating in slamming lightening, rolling thunder and a 2” downpour replete with hail – strange that it is cold enough up above us for ice to form, while at the ground level it is a frying pan. All the trees received their wild wind pruning.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 13:18.
Fools rush in - if you are for a sales tax to build a con center and kennedy mart - you honestly believe that this will trickle down and improve the NEO economy - then you should READ the resolutions (sales tax, use tax) passed by Cuyahoga County Commissioners Hagan and Dimora. Look at the second line of either resolution. "money goes into general fund". There is no language in the resoluions that says that either the sales or use tax is for a con center and kennedy mart. This tax will go on for 20 years sucking in about a million a week. Where will Hagan and Dimora be in 2008 when their terms expire? Promises, Promises. Printed in the Plain Dealer.
And Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones, who voted "against" the tax is in fact complicit. If he was really against the tax but for a con center (with support from hotel bed taxes as he said) Mr. Jones would have raised in the public hearings the fact that the resolutions were for money going into the general fund, not into a con center account. Omitting to exercise this ringing argument puts Mr. Jones in a catagory of strong doubt about being "against" the tax.
So, if you REALLY want a concenter and kenmart you would do well to sign a referendum petition right away to help putitontheballot.com this spring. Then you can vote the present resolutions down, and insist that the Commissioners introduce and pass new resolutions which spell out specifically in the resolutions what the sales tax will be used for.
But then again, maybe you were born yesterday.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 14:43.
I have been following a thread on BrewedFreshDaily concerning Michael Polensek’s radical letter – and whether recreation centers might make a difference to our kids Mr. Polensek’s ward has been promising to build a youth rec center for about 17 years but can’t seem to get it done.
SALES TAX AND USE TAX RESOLUTION FOR 20 YEAR TAX HIKE TO BE DEPOSITED INTO GENERAL FUND - NOT LIMITED TO CONVENTION CENTER
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 07/27/2007 - 11:57.
To the County Auditor of the
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 20:34.
Following are images of the concepts which were received by Sally Levine and David Ellison for the reuse of the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland Ohio. I extend my appreciation to the designers for their generous dedication and creativity. I will endeavor to number each of the entries so that comments can be directed to specific designs. I will also try to make legible the text which is important on many. A submission from Italy was especially poignant in its text. Designers, please feel free to log in and amplify your presentations. This is very cool that so much volunteer creativity went into this event. Here's my hoping that all the designers who contributed will reap a referred commission or two from their contributions....
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 17:42.
There is a good opinion piece by County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones regarding the proposed county sales tax hike in today's PLAIN DEALER
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 20:03.
Norm and Evelyn are forging ahead in East Cleveland. Little House on the Prairie has nothing on these guys.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 17:10.
You can find a good letter from Cleveland City Councilman Brian Cummins regarding the quartercent tax hike proposed by Cuyahoga County Commissioners Hagan and Dimora on Brewed Fresh Daily here. (Dead Link) >On 2/17/09 I noticed the link to BFD was dead. Here is the letter in PDF in its entirety graciously supplied by the author and posted to Realneo on 2/18/09 by JB
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 07/23/2007 - 23:29.
My neighbor has a spectacular garden with over 600 varieties of Day Lillies. Yes, the blooms only last for one day, withering and falling off by tomorrow.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 07/23/2007 - 01:31.
Ingenuity 2007 is done.
Thanks to James Levin and his staff at Ingenuity Fest 2007.
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