Ms. Kim Fraser, Executive Director of the ADAMHS Board, graciously met with me to discuss the breakdown in communication between the ADAMHS Board and the Forbes House. Here is my re-cap of the meeting: ADAMHS Board meeting-summary-3
Month: March 2018
Lake County Schools’ 2017 Report Card….a solid D..at a cost of ~$412 million
Thanks to a fellow Lobbyists for this great find…. Here is a link to website that deals with issue of protecting Ohio’s children. http://www.ohiovaluevoters.org/protect-ohio-children.html Here is a link to the State of Ohio’s website providing report cards for all of… Read More ›
Perry Nuclear Plant closing….how does it impact Lake County citizens?
We read the article in the News-Herald about the permanent closure of the Perry Nuclear Plant. We thought we should reach out to Mr. Ed Zupancic, Lake County Auditor, and ask him how will this impact the real estate taxes… Read More ›
Lake County Sheriff Dan A. Dunlap is M.I.A.
Updated: 3/30/18 Thanks to a lobbyists for this bit of disturbing news. Here is a letter from the National Sheriff’s Association to Congress demanding better border security. National Sheriff’s Association Letter 3-21-18 Here are the names of the Ohio Sheriffs… Read More ›
Thank you to a Lobbyist for the following information about a recent meeting concerning the impact of Shariah Law and the U.S. Constitution. This issue has not surfaced in Lake County yet, but it is only a matter of time…. Read More ›
Kirtland Library discrimination…..no conservatives allowed….
One of our Kirtland lobbyists told me that he put my ‘Lobbyists for Citizens’ business card on the Kirtland Library bulletin board. He was informed that they checked me out and found out that I am a conservative. They removed… Read More ›
State of Ohio Budget 2019-2020…LCC comes up big
Thanks to one of our Lobbyists for this information…. Here is a page from the State of Ohio Capital Appropriations budget for 2019 – 2020. Lakeland Community College has been awarded $4,000,000 for Renovations to their Engineering Building and $379,265… Read More ›
Lakeland’s Response to our Records Request
As we strive for complete honesty and transparency, here is the cover letter that we received from a Lakeland official. In addition, we received 5 years worth of financial statements. Cover Letter to Mr. Massie 3_27_18 We will endeavor to… Read More ›
Lake County Population..as of 2010
The information is a little dated (2010), but here is the population of Lake County by political sub-division. Health District LC Population by Municipality We have seen population figures ranging from 230,000 to 235,000.
Lake County Health District..proposed 2019 budget
The following schedules were given to us by the Lake County Health District’s official. We would like to again thank them for spending so much time with us, and educating us on the Health District’s role in the community. Health… Read More ›
Willoughby-Eastlake Districts…More tax levies in your future….
Residents in the Willoughby Eastlake school districts, be prepared to vote on more property tax levies. At the Land Bank meeting today, we were told that the Willoughby-Eastlake school officials are planning to demolish an elementary, middle school and a… Read More ›
Lakeland Community College……proposed levy in the works?
We have not heard from Lakeland Community College yet regarding our requests for financial information. However, we received from a reliable, knowledgeable source that Lakeland is planning on putting a levy on the ballot. They are trying to determine the… Read More ›
College loan defaults…alarming stats…
Thanks to our Lobbyists for this startling news about college loan defaults….college are big businesses…and in my opinion our citizens are being abused by them. We need to reinforce the need for a skilled labor force, and not automatically send… Read More ›
Community Forum on State Education…meeting set
A Community Forum hosted by Sara Fowler, State Board of Education, District 7 is set for Monday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm. Learn what the State has planned for our education system. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-forum-on-state-education-policy-mentor-tickets-44494851298?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
RSVP….We hope they do not have “lack of candor”again.
We were very disappointed that the Lake County Commissioners have given RSVP, and employment agencies for volunteers that are willing to help non-profits, $744,000 in the last six years. We had asked the Commissioners to give the funds to the… Read More ›
Catholic Charities…..all I can say is “hmmmmm”
Since Catholic Charities receives taxpayers’ money from the ADAMHS Board, we asked for 5 years worth of financial statements. Here are some pages of their CY 2016 report…. Mr. Gareau (CEO)….you have a nice gig going there… Here is a… Read More ›
Crossroads…a wealthy “non-profit”
We are trying to make Lake County taxpayers aware of the “lack of candor” in Lake County issues. We have been reviewing the Internal Revenue Form 990’s required to be filed by Lake County “non-profits”. We are reporting the balance… Read More ›
Shariah law….has not impacted Lake County – yet
We are treating this as a public service announcement. Lake County residents may not be aware of Shariah Law since it has not appeared yet in our County. However, it is a looming issue outside of our County, and we… Read More ›
ADAMHS Board vs Forbes House….round two…the debate continues
This is a follow-up to our correspondence with Kim Fraser, Executive Director of the ADAMHS Board. We are trying to understand why an non-profit agency that has been serving Lake County residents for over 40 years is now pushed to… Read More ›
State Rep. Ron Young to speak in Willoughby..a chance to ‘look behind the curtain’
State Rep Ron Young to speak on Constitutional Convention and Second Amendment When Apr 4, 7:00 PM Where Fiona’s, 4148 Erie Street, Willoughby, OH, US We will be able to speak to Representative Young on other topics. This is not… Read More ›
FY 2017 Schools Stats from Cupp Report
The State of Ohio has published the FY 2017 financial statistics on the Cupp Report. We have taken the time to review total revenue and expenditures for each of the 607 districts in the State and then isolated just the… Read More ›
Lake County Schools FY 2017 Revenue Sources
The State of Ohio Cupp Report has published the financial information for FY 2017. Here is a schedule that will give you the revenue for each school district in Lake County. It is sorted by the Average Revenue Per Pupil…. Read More ›
RSVP…$125 K per year for an employment agency for volunteers?
Have your ever heard of RSVP? Here is their mission per their website: “The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute… Read More ›
Citizen’s Guide to Reducing Local Tax Burden
We have been asked on several occasions what can be done to reduce local real estate taxes, and specifically the Riverside School levies. Well, thanks to one of our Lobbyists for informing us about a legal aid group known as… Read More ›
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