Mayors propose sharing revenue

Mayors propose sharing revenue

There are 29 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 15, 2008, titled Mayors propose sharing revenue. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

INDEPENDENCE: Northeast Ohio mayors voted Thursday to pursue joint land use planning and sharing of new tax revenue in a 16-county region, arguing that local communities must change their ''go-it-alone, ...

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“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#23 May 16, 2008
Betamax wrote:
{{{local communities must change their ''go-it-alone, winner-take-all'' mentality toward economic development.}}}
Hmmm, this jes' described Akron's city hall hero to a T.
More like "Sponge Don Take All, all the way to his Jupiter FL retirement villa.

OT: Mercy me, someone in Lakemore informs us there's a Sponge Don Jr. on the loose now. Mom must be so proud.
a voice

New Philadelphia, OH

#24 May 16, 2008
Great idea ! Yet it will never work, because of to many egos in place here to be effective. Politicians can never forget about them selfs.
Michael

Akron, OH

#25 May 16, 2008
I've read the comments-read the article-If the idea is to prevent vacancies and companies moving to the suburbs- Then suggest a moratorium on new construction. A five or ten year plan-no new zoning permits issued.Com panies must renovate existing structures-builders would continue to work just in a slightly different capacity.
Duke for Mayor

Anaheim, CA

#26 May 16, 2008
Wallhaven wrote:
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And what, pray tell, is your solution? Can you come up with an alternative that would have saved the rust belt cities and NOT done it in a way it has played out?
I'm sure we're all ears here.
Your question implies that I disagree with what the Mayor has attempted to do to reinvigorate its funding sources, and the quality of life in the city itself.

Thats simply not true.

I do believe that taking on S1 billion in debt was the result of imprudent spending and decision making processes, but I understand the Mayor's motivations, and I cant fault him for those. His heart is in the right place.

But I also firmly believe that residency requirements are antiquated and ridiculously ineffective.

With no supporting evidence whatsoever, proponents claim that their purposes are to help maintain an educated population and vibrant property and income tax base, and to ensure that those working for the City have a vested interest in the success of the City, thereby encouraging them to provide better quality services to everyone living there.

Such a theory cannot possibly be squared with the Mayor's support of "Regionalism", which inherently includes a proposition that no matter where one resides, he or she will perform to the best of his or her ability to enhance the quality of life and increase tax revenues flowing to the entire region. Geographical borders theoretically have no bearing upon results. In fact, the whole idea is that those from differing municipalitites can work together to solve common problems, specifically, how to increase municipal revenues while eliminating the duplication of services and Administration across the region in a struggling economy.

Sounds like a good idea to me. So why is he stuck on requiring his employees to live in Akron against their will, as if that helps matters?

What you will never hear from the Mayor or his staff is this:

"In a surprising move, the Mayor annouced today that his Administratation has withdrawn its litigation in oppostion to the State's Ban on residency rules, The City is preparing to unveil an incentive plan offered through the City's Office of Economic Development. The Plan includes incentives available to current and future City employees as well as to employees of several other large organizations including Summa and the University of Akron, to encourage them to either remain living within or move into the City, by providing low interest funding for the purchase and repair of new and existing homes located within the City within the next three years."

woof
CoC

Aurora, OH

#27 May 16, 2008
"On the 15th of May in the Jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, he was splahing. Enjoying the jungles great joys, when Horton the elephant heard a small noise..."

Horton battled jungle foes in his protection of Whoville. That was only after the mayor got every Who involved. Happiness and joy reigned in the jungle as Horton and fellow inhabitants vowed: "From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish, I'm going to protect them. No mattr how small-ish."

On the 15th of May, 2008,
City mayors met to comtemplate our fate.
The jungle known as NEOhio won't be peaceful until all of its inhabitants, no matter how small, are considered.

We need a "Horton" in NEOhio advocating for the smallest village and township if a regional effort is going to work. Sounds like it might be heading in the right direction this time.
Duke for Mayor

Anaheim, CA

#29 May 16, 2008
CoC wrote:
"On the 15th of May in the Jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, he was splahing. Enjoying the jungles great joys, when Horton the elephant heard a small noise..."
Horton battled jungle foes in his protection of Whoville. That was only after the mayor got every Who involved. Happiness and joy reigned in the jungle as Horton and fellow inhabitants vowed: "From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish, I'm going to protect them. No mattr how small-ish."
On the 15th of May, 2008,
City mayors met to comtemplate our fate.
The jungle known as NEOhio won't be peaceful until all of its inhabitants, no matter how small, are considered.
We need a "Horton" in NEOhio advocating for the smallest village and township if a regional effort is going to work. Sounds like it might be heading in the right direction this time.
My vote goes to that colorful Mayor of Lakemore.

woof
Souloski

Bedford, OH

#30 May 19, 2008
Really2 wrote:
Actually the whole reason for this is because the suburbs are sucking the state's and people's resources. And destroying habitat while they are at it. If you read it correctly, the first thing to be developed is existing non utilized structures. Meaning Cleveland Warehouses, Youngstown Steel Plants, Akron Rubber factories, and Canton parts factories. Suburban sprawl is the reason NEO is doing so poorly in the first place. Hudson thinks it deserves office buildings, Twinsburg thinks it should destroy it's forest for malls and a soccer stadium. When you have underutilized land in Akron and Canton for either of those.
That habitat thing is funny. Some coyote bit a Hudson woman's hand nearly off after she hit it with her car. The animal was near dead in the street and the woman got out to help it and it attacked.

I say get rid of the deer in cities, coyotes and other creatures.
Duke for Mayor

Anaheim, CA

#31 May 19, 2008
Souloski wrote:
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That habitat thing is funny. Some coyote bit a Hudson woman's hand nearly off after she hit it with her car. The animal was near dead in the street and the woman got out to help it and it attacked.
I say get rid of the deer in cities, coyotes and other creatures.
I say score one for the coyote, and I'll bet that woman never tries that again.

woof
Dan

Urbana, IL

#32 Jun 10, 2008
Wow. What disappointing discussion in response to exciting, revolutionary news for NE Ohio.

Sad.

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