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…

On Feagler & Friends tonight: Dimora, County Economic Development, Arts levy & Obama SOTU

It was a very fun taping – airs tonight at 8:30pm on WVIZ and again on Sunday at 11:30am. Ohio Channel broadcast info is on the WVIZ page in the sidebar to the right of the blurb: Prosecutors Lay Out Dimora Indiscretions Posted Friday, January 27, 2012 Prosecutors Roll up Sleaze at Dimora Trial—week two…

Ohio’s Own: EcoWatch & Stefanie Penn Spear, Publishing the Information We Need on the Environment

Stefanie Penn Spear is a resident of Chagrin Falls, a small business owner, mother of three and Founder and Executive Director of the soon-to-be launched 24/7 print and online news outlet about the environment, EcoWatch. I first learned about Stefanie after reading an excellent column she wrote that was published in both the Chagrin Valley…

Occupy Wall Street Comes To Occupy Cleveland

Will it occupy you? More here at #occupycleveland’s official site (that’s the hashtag for it btw) and here (that’s the Google blog search results for “occupy cleveland”). UPDATE: Here’s a video with Cleveland participants including well-known civil rights lawyer Terry Gilbert talking about the effort.  They say they will be there in Public Square through…

Advocacy Loves Company in OH: Clean Air Act Benefits Small Biz Owners, Economy

Stefanie Spear, a resident of Chagrin Falls, owner of Expedite Renewable Energy and founder of EcoWatch, got her essay, “Why I’m Going To Washington” (posted here on Green City Blue Lake – a great NE Ohio blog) published in both the Chagrin Valley Times (with the headline, “Clean air is paying off”) and in the…

EPA Finalizes Clean Air “Good Neighbor” Rule to Reduce Air Pollution, Improve Health of Millions

From NPR: The new rule replaces a similar Bush administration regulation that was struck down by a court that deemed it too lenient. The new rule will cut almost 2 million more tons of pollution per year than the Bush administration program. States from Texas to New York will have to slash 70 percent of…

You knew this, right? Of 18 Members of Nat’l Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Just Three Are Women

Yeah – so old, I know.  And two of the three were appointed by the President.  Of the 12 appointments from the House and Senate (there were 18 altogether, President Obama made six), one is the loneliest number. NE Ohioans should remember with fondness (not), Dave Cote.  ‘Member him – TRW? ‘Member TRW? Yeah. Anyway…