Cleveland Port Authority: Early results show levy failing

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 20:47.


Issue 108:

With 1,072 of 1,077 precincts counted

For      214,522     
Against  281,190



 Realneo was involved in the failure of ISSUE 108,   and that's good. 

Stay tuned for the final tally.

Dissolve the Port Authority!





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Failure of 108 -Passage of 107

Thank you Jeff for posting here and I am glad to see that taxpayers in Cuyahoga County did not fall for the Port Levy.  Unfortunately, however, the school levy did pass, which gives a green light to the folks at CMSD who follow orders from the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

One of the top administrators at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is Mayor Jackson's brother, Nick Jackson.  Nick Jackson has a checkered past and has not distinguished himself any where the powers that be happen to place him.  He worked under Mike White at the Water Department.

Here's an article from SCENE magazine that profiles the Mayor's brother:

While Jackson was assistant water commissioner, he was supposed to oversee the department's off-site warehouse, known as Harvard Yard. But under his watch, employees were running their own Turkish bazaar. They raked in cars, World Series tickets, and other kickbacks while allowing vendors to jack up prices. The department ended up spending more than $1.1 million on overpriced materials and supplies.

Two Harvard Yard employees went to prison for the scheme, and a third is still on probation. One of the imprisoned claims in court documents that his superiors were aware of the corruption and created a work environment that encouraged it. The FBI investigation is still open. But so far, Jackson and his downtown superiors have escaped untarnished.

Penned by Lisa Rab, this was when the SCENE actually tried to reveal the truth, instead of running sleazy ads to promote the sex trade here in NEO....Here's a snapshot of the CMSD "leadership" today:

CMSD Leadership Team 

Chief Executive Officer, Eric Gordon

CMSD Chiefs

Chief Academic Officer - Michelle N. Pierre-Farid
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer - John Scanlan
Chief of New & Innovative Schools and Programs - Christine Fowler-Mack
Chief Operating Officer - Patrick Zohn


CMSD Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chief, Academic Resources - Diana Ehlert
Deputy Chief, Business Operations - Nicholas Jackson
Deputy Chief, Capital Programs - Gary Sautter
Deputy Chief, Curriculum and Instruction - Karen Thompson
Deputy Chief, Financial Officer/Controller - Dennis Kubick
Deputy Chief, Human Resources (Interim) - Serena Houston-Edwards
Deputy Chief, Leadership and Growth - TBD
Deputy Chief, Legal Counsel - Wayne Belock
Deputy Chief, IT/Procurement - Joseph Podach
Deputy Chief, Organizational Accountability - Dr. Russell Brown
Deputy Chief, Safety and Security - Lester Fultz
District Communications Officer - Dr. Roseann Canfora

Academic Superintendents

Academic Superintendent, Growth Schools - Rojeana Curtis
Academic Superintendent, Refocus Schools (Interim) - Luther Johnson
Academic Superintendent, Repurpose Schools (Interim) - Donald Jolly
Academic Superintendent, School Improvement Grant (S.I.G.) Schools - Valentina Moxon
Director, Innovative Portfolio Schools - Lisa Farmer Cole

Executive Directors

Executive Director, Budgets - George Anagnostou
Executive Director, Controller - TBD
Executive Director, Family & Community Engagement - Tracy Hill
Executive Director, Food & Nutritional Services - Regis Balaban
Executive Director, Internal Audit - Larry Johnston
Executive Director, Intervention Services (Interim) - Donna Bowen
Executive Director, Student Services - Blessing Nwaozuzu


Realneo is institutional memory of Port Authority Issue 108


The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority has immediately pulled the plug on the loser Levy Issue 108.    Now, all the links from web sites which supported the levy or opposed the levy are dead.   

This is how the Port operates - they want us to have no institutional memory - and they erase history as fast as they can.

They don't even have the decency or gumption to leave up their nonesense about "18,000 jobs" supported by importing cheap steel coil from eastern Europe?   Show me the list of jobs.....

List of supporters of Issue 108 - Citizens: vote them all out


Issue 108 Endorsements
  • County Executive Ed FitzGerald
  • Mayor Deborah Sutherland, Bay Village
  • Mayor Merle S. Gorden, Beachwood
  • Mayor Samuel J. Alai, Broadview Heights
  • Mayor John M. Licastro, Bratenahl
  • Mayor Richard Balbier, Brooklyn
  • Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland
  • Mayor Ed Kelley, Cleveland Heights
  • Mayor John M. Bacci, Cuyahoga Heights
  • Mayor Bill Cervenik, Euclid
  • Mayor Michael Summers, Lakewood
  • Mayor Gary Starr, Middleburg Heights
  • Mayor Susan Renda, Moreland Hills
  • Mayor Trevor Elkins, Newburgh Heights
  • Mayor Robert Stefanik, North Royalton
  • Mayor Kathy U. Mulcahy, Orange Village
  • Mayor Tim DeGeeter, Parma
  • Mayor Richard Bain, Pepper Pike
  • Mayor Pamela E. Bobst, Rocky River
  • Mayor Susan Drucker, Solon
  • Mayor Thomas P. Perciak, Strongsville
  • Mayor Bradley D. Sellers, Warrensville Heights
  • County Council President C. Ellen Connally, District 9
  • County Councilman Dale Miller, District 2
  • County Councilman Mike Gallagher, District 5
  • Cleveland City Council
  • Martin Sweeney, Cleveland City Council President
  • Jay Westbrook, Cleveland City Council
  • Joe Cimperman, Cleveland City Council
  • Tony Brancatelli, Cleveland City Council
  • Cuyahoga County Mayors & City Managers Association
  • Sean P. Brennan, Parma City Council President
  • Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
  • Cleveland Rowing Foundation
  • Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization
  • Downtown Cleveland Improvement Corporation
  • Flats Forward
  • International Longshoremen’s Association
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • LAND Studio
  • Ohio Canal Corridor
  • North Shore Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
  • United Steelworkers (USW) Local 979
  • The Plain Dealer
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business
  • Sun News

List from  which web site, I predict, will go down soon.