Cuyahoga County Council Gets Social: Live-stream, Facebook, Twitter

I don’t usually crosspost but I wrote this originally for my Pepper Pike City Council blog, In The Arena. Seems worth posting here as well. The efforts described in today’s Plain Dealer (read here) by the Cuyahoga County Council to be transparent and open were announced last week on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas. You…

Clean Air: The Evidence, Advocacy & Economy is There, Regardless of Those Who Choose to Ignore

Each of my Moms Clean Air Force posts includes a reminder that asks you to please consider joining the Moms Clean Air Force and help fight for clean air for our kids. I remind you, as I so often do in even my city council work, that every voice counts and is needed.  But now, this will be the…

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…

Transparency.Ohio.Gov Graded “0” For Failure to Show Tax Expenditures Online

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (or USPIRG – I love PIRGs) came out yesterday with its report, Following The Money 2011: How The 50 States Rate In Providing Online Access To Government Spending Data. Ohio barely escaped settling in with the majority of states and received a “B-” or just 82 points.  And this…