Public Meetings on Merger Study: February 7 & February 8

From the inbox: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: John O’Brien: 216.698.2099 or jfobrien@cuyahogacounty.us Nicole Dailey Jones: 216.263.4602, 216.338.0863 or ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us MERGER STUDY KICK-OFF, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION DESIRED Cuyahoga County – The Shared Services/Merger Study for Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike, and Woodmere, Ohio is being launched through a series of public meetings on Thursday, February 7,…

This Thursday: Local Government Collaboration: Are We There Yet???

The last several months have been extraordinarily busy ones for me as I find and hit a groove with my work at The Civic Commons on behalf of the EfficientGovNetwork.  You can check out what Jill built, with some very excellent assistance from the Civic Commons team, here and can join us in person to…

My Latest EfficientGovNetwork Podcast: Mayor Gary Norton (E. Cleveland) & Former Mayor Beryl Rothschild (Univ. Hts.)

These two elected officials did a fantastic job leading us through an exploration of what it takes to succeed with government collaboration.  Check it out and then start a conversation about it – what did you agree with? disagree with? Where are they right – where are they wrong? Don’t forget that this Thursday in…

Pepper Pike/Orange Village Democratic Club: Burbmerger Discussion

From the inbox: The next meeting of the Pepper Pike/Orange Village Democratic Club will be held on Thursday July 21st at the Orange Public Library at 7:00 PM. We will be discussing the potential merger of Pepper Pike, Orange Village, Woodmere, and Moreland Hills The discussion will feature our own members. Kathy Mulcahy, Mayor of…

TONIGHT’s Transparency Fishbowl Forum & Burbmerger Coverage from Local Weeklies

Some outstanding transparency efforts are here in Cuyahoga County and I hope Pepper Pike residents will take an active interest in all of them.  First up, tonight: Community Dialogue: Openness in the Making (read this supportive Plain Dealer editorial) Thursday, June 30, 7:00 pm Trinity Cathedral, Room C/D 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland This coming Thursday…

Today’s Burbmerger Roundup & Tales of Two Dispatch Centers

Several items in the news – two from today and others from the last week – all offering different narratives: First, from Business Journal Daily, “Collaborations Expand Beyond Trumbull” an article that highlights action as well as talk about municipal collaborative efforts, a positive spin on merging dispatch centers: For Tom Pascarella, director of administration…