Fund For Our Econ Future

Land Banking: Helping Blighted Neighborhoods Prosper - Jim Rokakis, Cuyahoga Country Treasurer, at City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 20:37.
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Land banking is an idea that originated in Ohio, and with the passing of enabling legislation for Ohio, has now become a practice that will help significantly in blighted neighborhoods. There are still many, many foreclosures and walk-aways. Neighborhoods are being decimated, especially inner-city neighborhoods. This policy is being looked at in other parts of the country, and Rokakis has recently made presentations to national groups on the idea.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave The City Club Building, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-621-0082

Is the Third Frontier Paying Off and Will it Deliver Again? Eric Fingerhut, Baiju Shah, Rebecca O. Bagley at City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 20:16.
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On May 4, Ohio voters will have an opportunity vote on Issue 1 -- a $700 million bond issue that will renew and expand Ohio Third Frontier, without raising taxes.  Since 2002, Ohio Third Frontier, the state’s most successful economic development and jobs program, has made strategic investments in emerging technology industries to accelerate commercial activity and create jobs for Ohio citizens.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave The City Club Building, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-621-0082

realneo Seed and Plant Swap

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 03:19.

Would any Realneo members like to participate in a seed and plant swap? I would be happy to host. Please post your thoughts on possible dates and times. We could also include garden tools and other gardeing related items if people are interested.

Family and Community Day/Exhibition Opening, Cleveland Museum of Art: Art of the American Indians, The Thaw Collection

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 15:35.
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Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection


MARCH 7–MAY 30, 2010
Admission free

Location

Cleveland Museum of Art
United States

Dance Workshop with Sevi Bayraktar, Films with a Women's Focus ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:43.
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The Cleveland Food Coop, Cleveland Food Not Bombs & Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice are sponsoring theses events in celebration of International Women's Day, events are free but seating is limited.

Sevi Bayraktar is from Istanbul, Turkey performing Gypsy and Flamenco dances.

Location

The Cleveland Food Coop
11701 Euclid Aveue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Luncheon, Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice Featuring Women ad Militarism Panel ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:37.
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Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice Featuring Women ad Militarism Panel, Music & Dance, Ione Biggs Award.

Just one of the Cleveland Area Celebrations of International Women's Day

Location

Kan Zaman (restaurant)
1616 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

International Women's Day

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 17:27.
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Have you heard of International Women's Day? I first learned about this holiday/event that celebrates the many achievements and contributions of women about three years ago. Please check out the website International Women's Day to learn about the history of International Women's Day and ways it is celebrated around the world. Next year will be the centenary of International Women's Day. 

Now Would Be A Good Time For An Outside Audit of All Things Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 16:45.

What are the results of the $billions in public money spent in Ohio on Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in the past decade? Now is the time for an OUTSIDE audit, before our outbound leaders spend more of our money on the wrong things, while asking citizens for more money for the friends of current leadership to transfer to their new chosen-ones.

Do you have a chosen one?

To Save People The Bother of Attacking Me

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 22:12.

I'll be brief.

I co-founded realNEO in 2004 because Northeast Ohio needs realNEO - the world needs realNEO. It is entirely different from any other "social network" or content management system on Earth, building upon the ICEarth co-op conceptual framework.

I developed the ICEarth (Internet/Information Community Earth) conceptual framework in global collaboration, in the late 1990's, and founded ICEarth LLC, in 2002, to build the co-op data warehousing and serving platform for the ICEarth conceptual framework.

We have built specialised hardware for ICEarth, running specialised open source software, all developed to unique specifications. Initial testing of the hardware and software configurations exceeds expectations.

I've Identified Some Astounding Information Technology Talents in real NEO who have been Harmed by our Leadership

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 08:37.

I've Identified Some Astounding Information Technology Talent in real NEO that has been harmed by our regional leadership, and I'm trying to find a nice way to deal with that. Each of these people have risen to positions of demonstrated excellence in their fields - have innovated our regional information technology landscape and had global impact - and each of them have been directly violated by leadership in our community - IT leadership and community development leadership. They have each done the right things - each taken the right steps - and each been blocked along the way. And each are "minority". How do I now give them the proper status they deserve in the community, where they have not been welcome or valued?

Thank you Ronn Richard, Richard and David Goldberg, and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 16:39.

Clara Evelyn Roulet, 1 minute old

I was so busy yesterday having a beautiful baby girl (by waterbirth - by hypnobirth - amazing photos and video to come), I didn't have a chance to thank Ronn Richard and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation for a second great gift that day, showing they recognized the need to transform our regional redevelopment and transformation efforts at the core, after many years supporting and funding what we now have. I believe this opens up new world's of opportunity for our region, just when they are needed most.

Question of the Day: Do The Port Authority and the PD Still Have a Long Hard Fall From Grace Ahead, Together?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/22/2009 - 12:15.

November 21, 2009, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published a get-out-of-jail-free editorial for seemingly life-term Cleveland Port Authority dictator John Carney, and his board of directors - "A Cleveland Port Authority board already wounded can't afford conflict-of-interest charges -- editorial" - that fully acknowledges "the port is so broke it may not be able to assure continued operations of the Cleveland harbor, much less pay to relocate and expand".

Yet, the PD editors do not call for changes to the current Port Board. Quite the opposite, the PD empowers them to move into the real estate development business... despite their bond rating having sunk near junk.

Did You Know Last Week Was National Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/25/2009 - 15:00.

Question of the Day: Did You Know Last Week Was National Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/25/2009 - 05:02.

I was reviewing emails from last week and read, from the EPA, "EPA Proposes Tightening Standards for Lead-Safe Renovation Practices and Lead Paint Dust to Protect Children", which reports "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is marking National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by announcing several actions the agency proposes to take to prevent lead poisoning."

Do you remember hearing anything in Northeast Ohio about last week being National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week? 

"I think Ohio can be the next Silicon Valley"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/23/2009 - 08:20.

"I think Ohio can be the next Silicon Valley", said Cleveland Foundation President and "former head of North American research and development for Panasonic" Ronn Richard, for a November 2007 Cleveland Plain Dealer article titled "German solar company plans HQ in Cleveland". The PD then reported: "For months, the Cleveland Foundation has sent teams to Europe in an effort to sell Ohio to solar and wind turbine companies as the right place to manufacture."

Today, less than two years later, the PD reports "IBC Solar to leave Cleveland for San Francisco." "The company has maintained its one-person U.S. headquarters here since February 2008." "Cleveland Foundation President Richard hadn't given up Thursday evening. He was to meet with Buntain today to talk about the company's decision -- and what it will take to keep a presence in Ohio."

"Of course the business community is behind it"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/23/2009 - 05:41.

I was quite breathtaken when I scanned the list of contributors to Issue 6 - the NEOCON ploy to restructure Cuyahoga County - published today in the primary communications vehicle for NEOCON 6, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

Disgraced, bankrupt National City Bank contributed $30,000 for Issue 6 - in Federal Bail-out funds, must be.

The article reports "The primary authors of Issue 6, County Prosecutor Bill Mason and Parma Heights Mayor Martin Zanotti, lent $5,000 each to the cause."

“It looks like Issue 3 is going down”, says informed Ohioans and Chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 01:35.

The Glass City Jungle blog in Toledo seems to be the only media outlet to have picked up on a TruthPAC poll with results showing, as Dave Betras, Chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party, says, “It looks like Issue 3 is going down.” Wonder if and when the Plain Plan Dealer will share this insight with its intentionally misinformed readers... hopefully, they read REALNEO as well...

Welcome Ephraim Abdullah, Candidate For East Cleveland City Council Ward 3 - Tell Us Your Vision

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 01:12.
Ephraim Abdullah from his MySpace Page

I'm pleased to see a candidate for East Cleveland City Council has joined REALNEO... finally, someone to talk with about politics on the East Side. Welcome, Ephraim Abdullah, Candidate For East Cleveland City Council, Ward 3 - Tell Us Your Vision.

Song of the Day: "Anthrax", by Gang of Four

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 10:27.

An anthem for Real NEO today, from the day - vintage Gang of Four performing Anthrax in 1980 - my first year in college - one of the great bands and songs of then and all time. I think the love many of us may feel for this corrosive, punk town is like a case of Anthrax, and that's something I don't want to catch. Read the lyrics below from our context in NEO... concluding "I don't think we're saying there's anything wrong with love, we just don't think that what goes on between two people should be shrouded with mystery." That's REALNEO! Listen, read, and surprise yourself with great music.

Gang of Four: Anthrax

Dear Mrs. Crawford, The People Of REALNEO Feel The Following About The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:37.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Reports Either Hiram College or University of Cincinnati Sucks... What About NEO Universities?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 07:55.

In an article in today's Cleveland Plan (Plain) Dealer titled "Issue 3 will hurt businesses near casinos, group of restaurants, bars says", it is written "The Ohio Licensed Beverage Association commissioned the study by four professors from Hiram College to blow holes in Issue 3, the constitutional amendment on the Nov.