Gloria Ferris

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Announcing ODOT PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS ON THE OPPORTUNITY CORRIDOR

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In case, you miss the Public Notice about the two meetings being held on September 22, 2009 for the public to provide input for the “Opportunity Corridor” I am posting details here. Please share, attend, and report.   Since Terry Eggar and his Opportunity Corridor Steering Committee have now been meeting for several months to discuss “The Opportunity Corridor, it should be interesting to see where plans are in the process and just what shape this “public input” will take. It will also be interesting to see if a full page spread appears in the Plain Dealer before the meeting and how much is reported about the public input meeting AFTER the meetings are held.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Public Meetings on the "Opportunity Corridor": The Ohio Department of Transportation is holding two meetings to get public input on routes for the planned east side boulevard known as "Opportunity Corridor".  The first meeting is from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Cleveland Play House (8500 Euclid Avenue). The second meeting is from 6pm to 8pm at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (7510 Woodland Avenue). Thanks to Tom O’Brien for his Neighborhood Connections enewsletter for this notice.

Now that Citizen Ed Hauser is lost to us as our ODOT watch dog, it is imperative that we attend these so-called Public Meetings about ODOT projects.  I am betting that these public meetings will be of the open house variety where we stroll among the easels and talk individually to ODOT officials.  There will probably be the usual sheets for comments and suggestions with an email address for additional input. There will be very few residents of the neighborhood in attendance.  When asked, the ODOT officials will say that they left it up to the councilman because they would have better records than they have. I hope I am wrong. I hope I am pleasantly surprised.

Written by Gloria Ferris

September 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm