John Marshall High School, Cleveland, Ohio - demolition discussion
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WHY A HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!
Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 00:54.
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City Hall has meted out gross injustice -- through sustained & collusive inaction, and vote rigging – to over 2,400 petitioners who want to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL.
Councilman Sweeney (also City Council President) rigged the 5 to 4 vote to demolish landmarked historic 80-year old John Marshall at the January 12, 2012 Cleveland Landmarks Commission meeting.
For example, at the January 12, 2012 Cleveland Landmarks Commission meeting, despite repeated requests, the Chair refused to let me respond to inaccuracies in the financial numbers, on behalf of petitioners, while the School District, their Architect, and Councilman Sweeney were free to get up and interject at any time.
CMSD CEO Gordon provided the first response to request for information after 11 reminders spread over 8 months – a response which unfortunately does not address errors in the financial numbers nor provide requested critical information. Again, Mayor Jackson took no corrective action when the delay in supplying the information needed to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL was brought to his honor’s attention.
A response from Mayor Jackson regarding his accountability on the $50 million JMHS project in the context of his statement that he has never lied to us – is pending since April 5, 2012 – despite 24 reminders.
Sustained stonewalling from City Hall and the School District: running out the clock with incessant delays extending into months, reminder after reminder after reminder, legal gobbledygook; absence of honesty, trust, and accountability.
Meanwhile the School District is getting ready to demolish our architectural gem – having installed the infamous chain-link fence, around John Marshall -- also known as “Jackson & Sweeney’s Folly”.
That is why there will be a Hunger Strike to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL – to save our architectural gem, auditorium, underground running tracks, and the swimming pool.
A Hunger Strike is a Cry for Justice when due process is denied to citizens who have neither power nor wealth.