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What time tonight is Cleveland City Council meeting re: gerrymandering?
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 17:47.
Here are two Cleveland City Councilors who are able to think independently from the political pack. Both Mr. Reed (on left) and Mr. Cummins (on right) were not hesitant this evening to challenge the Council "leadership". But the gerrymandering was a done deal.
The news media - TV - loves these guys, because they have something to say and can speak to the cameras. That's a bit unique for the complacent (and complicit) other 19 City Councilors.
Zack organized a bus load of his constituents to come to Council from Mt. Pleasant - including his mom. I tried to get a photo of them together but Mr. Reed's mom had left the Council chambers before we could reach her.
Brian commented that one good thing that was developing from Mr. Sweeney's gerrymandering was that West was meeting East - the East and West sides of Cleveland that is. Councilor Cummins is from the West side of Cleveland, and Councilor Reed is from the East side of Cleveland. I believe Brian had some meetings with East side Ward leaders to discuss the gerrymandering.
This could be the seed that sprouts into real change in Cleveland. What if the vitality and pursuation of Mr. Reed and Mr. Cummins could form a new coalition in Cleveland - with the citizen constituents actually invovled.
Wouldn't that be a surprise to Mr. Sweeney?
Please post time of tonight's meeting. I looked on Council web site and couldn't find anything.
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