Make Friday the 13th Very Unlucky for Slacker, Failing NOACA Governing Board Members

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/10/2010 - 15:13.
08/13/2010 - 10:00
08/13/2010 - 12:00
Etc/GMT-5

NOACA Attendance Sheet through July

Beautifully timed, just days after the EPA Hearing about MCCO's permit to burn coal in excessively polluted Northeast Ohio for five more years, and in the middle of a Smog-Wave and air pollution crisis - as citizens awaken to the fact their air pollution monitoring for Northeast Ohio has been broken by NOACA (Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency - which is responsible for managing air quality here... for as long as there has been a NOACA) - the NOACA Governing Board is meeting on their unluckiest Friday the 13th ever.

The Cuyahoga Democratic Party has asked for the resignation of two of their most powerful and ineffective leaders - Jimmy DiMora is on the NOACA Governing Board and has not personally attended one meeting this year - neither has Tim Hagan. Neither has Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson - his planning Director Bob Brown only attended three... same with Commissioner Jones. RTA Boss Dixon - none. Port representative Raskind - none.  ODOT representative - 2 out of 6 meetings. NOBODY FROM THE EPA.

Citizens must now recognize the breadth of their influence and failure, causing failure of the region and state though such vehicles as the governing board of NOACA.

Obviously, the Governing Board must ask for the resignation of any members so embroiled in failure, and should purge itself of internal failures beyond... like public officials too self-occupied to attend the monthly meetings. I believe any public official who has missed more than two out of the six NOACA governance meetings without a medical excuse, as indicated on the attendance sheet above, should be removed from this board.

Further, the Executive Director of NOACA should not receive a contract extension, as is indicated on the agenda, but rather should resign and be replaced by someone who may manage this life-sustaining function of government for the better interest of the public.

I intend to attend this meeting and ask for these reorganizations of NOACA, and much more. Please join me, or express your desires to see change at NOACA here or in your own ways - they need to know how furious citizens are for being poisoned unnecessarily through political corruption.

Below is the agenda for Friday the 13th NOACA meeting, with the full meeting files attached as PDF here.


The NOACA Governing Board will meet at NOACA Offices on August 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

sdinunzio [at] mpo [dot] noaca [dot] org?subject=Board%20Meeting if you have any questions.

The NOACA Governing Board meetings are usually held on the second Friday of each month. Board agendas are posted one week prior to the meeting. sdinunzio [at] mpo [dot] noaca [dot] org?subject=Board%20Agenda for additional information.

Next Meeting Date: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Location:
NOACA Offices
1299 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Governing Board Agenda

 

  • Approval of June 11, 2010 Meeting Summary
  • Committee Updates
  • Public Involvement Comment
  • Financial Report:
    Out of State Travel Requests
  • President's Report/Executive Director's Report
  • Resolutions
    2010-024 Appreciation to Steve DeJohn
    2010-025 Executive Director Contract Extension
    2010-026 JARC/New Freedom Recommendations
    2010-027 Amendment to Code of Regulations
    2010-028 Sustainable Communities Plannig Grant
    2010-029 Rideshare! Consultant Extension for Website
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Staff Reports:
    a. Virginia Ainslie's Washington Update
    b. Monitoring Report
    c. Planning and Programs Division Update
  • Update: Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration
  • Legal Report

You can view the meeting materials available in PDF.

For your advanced planning, the next meeting date is:

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at NOACA Offices,
1299 Superior Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

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NOACA
1299 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Commissioner Jones, Director Oyaski and/or Ms. Davis,

 

Friday the 13th arrives early for NOACA...

Friday the 13th arrives early for NOACA...

Testimony to NOACA Today

Norm Roulet <norm [at] realneo [dot] us> Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 3:03 AM
To: pljones <pljones [at] cuyahogacounty [dot] us>, Paul Oyaski <poyaski [at] cuyahogacounty [dot] us>, Erin Davis <erindavis [at] cuyahogacounty [dot] us>

 

Commissioner Jones, Director Oyaski and/or Ms. Davis,

From attendance records for NOACA Governance Board meetings I assume
one of you will be attending today's meeting of the board, 10 AM at
NOACA Headquarters. I would like to attend to address air pollution
monitoring issues in the region but must go out of town. I'd like to
ask that you submit into record the linked video testimony from the
August 10, 2010 EPA Hearing on licensing of the MCCO Power Plant as
testimony of my extreme concern over air pollution monitoring failure
in this region and so the state of Ohio and EPA region 5.

The video testimony is available on realNEO at
http://realneo.us/content/norm-roulet-citizen-east-cleveland-testimony-against-epa-renewing-mcco-coal-burning-permit

and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFap4tuo__8

Other testimony is posting to realNEO at http://realneo.us/user/norm-roulet

Please let me know if you have any questions.
--
Norm Roulet
ICEarth
216-688-5221
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