(Updated) Inside Business Mag’s Top 10 Under 40: Nine men, One woman? Really?

UPDATE: I’ve been asked to offer some ideas on who I would put on this list. I’ll do that but also make suggestions about who IB should be sure they’re asking, especially since the NEO business community is one with which I’ve probably had the least interaction over time.  Who would you suggest?? Please email…

Fitzgerald: “This agreement represents one of the largest steps forward in access to the ballot in years”

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens next summer. I’m interested to learn what process will be used to identify the voters who should receive the applications and the timeline to be deployed to make sure that the vote by mail applications are received by the voters with more than enough time…

Husted Statement Before Fitzgerald Presser: No Absentee Application Mailings in 2011, State to Mail Applications to All 88 in 2012

I don’t get a good feeling from this – but let’s hear from Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald. Very curious to know what his calculation was in agreeing to this, if Ohio SOS Jon Husted’s statement accurately reflects Fitzgerald’s understanding of the agreement. Here it is – I’ve highlighted the pertinent part: Secretary Of State…

Ohio Auditor Says Issue May Exist Re: County’s Spending For Ballot Applications as Being “Contrary to Law”

Unbelievable. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald referenced this development during the County Council meeting, about an hour ago.  His question, which I and I’m sure many others share: if the public spending by the BOE has not been contrary to law for the last few elections, how did it all of a sudden become contrary…

UPDATED: Cuyahoga County Council Approves County Exec’s Plan, Expenditure re: Sending Out Vote By Mail Applications

UPDATE: Read County Executive Ed Fitzgerald’s statement on the 10-0 bipartisan passage of the relevant resolution after the jump below. You can read my live tweets of the meeting at twitter.com/jillmz The Plain Dealer’s Laura J Johnston also tweeted it at twitter.com/lauraejjohnston I used @cuyahogacounty a lot, and Laura used #cuyahogacounty – which now that…

UPDATE on Cuyahoga County Absentee Ballot Application Battle aka Fitzgerald v. Husted

You can read the press release from Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald after the jump but you can read an account of his press conference and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s reaction to that press conference here and here. The best part? Husted calls Fitzgerald a “rogue actor” because Fitzgerald wants to give our…

County Exec Fitzgerald to Hold SUNDAY Presser re: Husted Suggesting He Won’t Allow BOE to Send Ballots

From the inbox this morning-can’t find it anywhere else though: MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contacts: John Kohlstrand: (216) 698-2099 or jkohlstrand@cuyahogacounty.us Nicole Dailey Jones: (216) 263-4602, (216)338-0863 or ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us FITZGERALD TO RESPOND TO THREAT TO BLOCK REQUESTS FOR BALLOTS CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald will host a news conference at 4 p.m. today (Sunday,…

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…