Yet as Smyers offered that critique, she was working actively to help elect Chris Ronayne, a council candidate in District 3. That same day, Ronayne’s campaign sent out?invitations for a March 10 fundraiser listing Smyers as one of more than two dozen “host committee” members….
“I think you raise an interesting question that I had not previously considered,” Smyers, who last year was a co-chair of the successful Issue 6 reform […]Full Story... →
We’re now less than 10 months away from a new county government, but a full 4 months since the passage of Issue 6.? I’ve been watching the transition as closely as anyone, and two things are apparent.
First, the transition is suffering from an extreme, almost comedic lack of competence.? Even if you give everyone involved in the transition process a total free pass, and assume they all have nothing but good intentions, their handiwork is just a flippin’ mess.
Almost none of the top people in the transition process has been involved in politics or government or anything demanding […]Full Story... →
Like any good democracy guy, I’m not waiting to be elected county councilor for District 7 before applying a little oversight to this new county government.? The Independent made a public records request for emails discussing the transition process in Cuyahoga County.? I’m working through them, and will have a more detailed write up in the March 25 issue of the Indy.? Bottom line?Full Story... →
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