Civic Commons Meet UP at Bier Market -County and City Finances

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:32.
01/22/2014 - 18:30
01/22/2014 - 20:30
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 Cleveland's own political kingmaker Mark Hanna allegedly said that only two things mattered in politics; the first was money, and he forgot what the second one was. 



Here in Cleveland, money matters - especially how money is spent by the government. Recently, the city and county have been in the news for spending money on stadiums, hotels, the building formerly known as the Medical Mart; we often forget that money is spent on things like sewer pipes, maintaining roads, buying salt, police, ambulances, maintaining bridges, and a host of other things. In fact, the city and county spent over a billion dollars on our communities in 2013. 

But the process of how our money is spent isn't well understood, even if it is critical to how our city operates. On Wednesday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m., we're going to have a discussion about how the budgeting process works at both the city and county level. Joining us will be Council President Kevin Kelley, who is also the chair of the Finance Committee, as well as County Councilman Dale Miller, who is the chair of the county's Finance and Budgeting Committee. Also joining us will be Angela Shuckahosee, head of a county-wide nonprofit that receives some funding from our local governments. This is your chance to learn and ask questions about the process of allocating money from the people in charge of the committees. 

We'll see you there!

http://theciviccommons.com/blog/balances-and-checks

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Fraud and Flipping - costing taxpayers $$$$$$$$$

From Lily Miller: Y J Hu - Binarko Properties / Aeon Financial continues to flip property for pennies on the dollar (most recently 1/17/14) ; however she believes that she is too good to attend court. Her attorney recently filed a motion with the court to 'excuse her from the proceedings.' I believe that several people should attend the hearing in Cleveland Housing Court to remind scum such as this that they can not get away with stealing from our people AND destroying neighborhoods. No court date is set yet- pending the court's decision on the motion.

2013 CRB 033110 STATE OF OHIO / CITY OF CLEVELAND -VS- HU, Y.J. 

01/21/2014 MOTION FILED BY DEFENDANT CONTINUING REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED FROM PROCEEDINGS Attorney: LILLIE ESQ, RICHARD G (23744)