We continue to analyze the RSVP financial information received from the Lake County commissioners. Here is a summary of the revenue and expenses reported by the Commissioners for 2016 and 2017. Please be advised that we doubt that this is… Read More ›
Month: April 2018
Concord Trustee Meeting May 2nd..let your voice be heard
Call the Trustees and attend the May 2nd Trustee meeting. Ask the Trustees to put the health of our community first and not increase taxes by keeping the small amount of income-generating and job-producing commercial land and NOT ALLOW MORE HIGH-DENSITY… Read More ›
School Choice…….on the chopping block?
We thought that you might like this article written by the Ohio Christian Alliance. It deals with the recent closure of ECOT schools. They were Ohio’s largest online school. ECOT closing (Comment: Although we do not know of all the… Read More ›
Today’s Public Education…….it is not the three R’s anymore
This post is based on another warning from Sarah Fowler, District 7 State Representative to Ohio’s Board of Education. Did you ever hear of “Social and Emotional Learning in Ohio? How about “Social-Psychological Interventions”? From the Ohio Department of Education… Read More ›
Seniors versus illegals…….one is so important to the country….the other is irrelevant
Guess who is irrelevant is today’s world, according to many bureaucrats and politicians. Have you heard of anyone with power addressing the fact that seniors are being priced out of their homes? We saw this picture with the caption “the… Read More ›
State Board of Education HB 512…..please heed the warning from Sarah Fowler
As we continue to research public education, we have become very thankful that Sarah Fowler is our representative on Ohio’s State Board of Education. Here is Sarah’s biography: https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/State-Board/State-Board-Members/Sarah-Fowler_bio.pdf.aspx Sarah is speaking up loud and clear, and telling us to… Read More ›
Local Government Funds…..State decisions that impact all of us
You may not be aware of something called “Local Government Funds”. It is a revenue sharing program initiated by the State politicians and bureaucrats that redistributes taxpayers’ money that is collected from their various revenue sources, such as sales and… Read More ›
RSVP…….the journey to get answers continues
We are operating under our basic premise that if we stay on the current path of ever increasing real estate taxes, we will price seniors and those living on fixed incomes out of their homes that have worked all their… Read More ›
Free Smoke Detectors…..Mentor seniors in need
Public Service Announcement from the Mentor website for Mentor seniors in need……. “The Mentor Fire Department’s Resident Smoke Detector Program was developed to provide and install FREE SMOKE DETECTORS in the homes of senior citizens, those with physical disabilities, or those in financial need…. Read More ›
Right to Life Candidates…..
Thanks to Lobbyist Kim for the following information: A friend of mine from church gave me a list this week of right to life candidates for the upcoming elections. I realize this is not on everyone’s priority list, but nonetheless,… Read More ›
Ohio Grassroots Rally Team
We want to thank the Ohio Grassroots Rally Team for their efforts in educating all of Ohio about the problems and costs to the taxpayers in dealing with illegal immigration. Here is a link to their website: https://ohiograssrootsrallyteam.blogspot.com/2018/04/daca-event-chagrin-falls-4142018.html We will continue… Read More ›
Riverside School Board….they showed their true colors
I attended my first Riverside School Board meeting, and left after 15 minutes. I have never been so disappointed by a group of elected officials. Jennifer Harden, President, stated that there is a section at the end of the meeting,… Read More ›
Issue 1 on May ballot…..confusing issue for many voters
Thanks to Lobbyist Kim for this heads up…..this link explains in more detail the redistricting issue 1 on the May 8th ballot. You can stream it live simply by registering your email. https://www.cityclub.org/forums/2018/04/26/ohio-ballot-beat-the-bipartisan-congressional-redistricting-reform-amendment-issue-1
Nothing has really changed…..they call it the Robin Hood policy…
Thanks to our Kirtland Lobbyist, David, for this flashback in history. The more things change the more they stay the same.
Community colleges…..State is expanding their role
Upon reviewing the State of Ohio’s budget for 2018 – 2019, we noticed the change in thought process about the mission of Community colleges. (Comment: they must have some great lobbyists at the State House.) Offering Bachelor’s Degrees at Community… Read More ›
End of life options….are we morally bankrupt yet?
We attended a meeting in Perry dealing with proposals concerning end of life options being promoted in the State of Ohio. Thanks to our Perry Lobbyist Kim for the links to this website. https://ohiooptions.org/ We heard an attorney named Rita… Read More ›
Cost of Community Services……no question, people are expensive
We have been asked to find some information about the cost of providing public services (fire, police, roads, schools) versus the revenue generated from the three forms of land use – business, agriculture, and residential. We did find a “Cost… Read More ›
Teatime for Peace…..Interfaith Meeting
This may be our most controversial post yet. We went to a meeting that purported to be aimed at unifying people of various faiths at the Advent Lutheran Church in Mentor. It was sponsored by the Advent church and CAIR…. Read More ›
Riverside Schools received Award from State Auditor
Perhaps it is the ‘old bean counter’ in me, but I think it is important when a political sub-division does receive an Award from the State’s Auditor. If we take the time to chastise political sub-divisions for their poor performance,… Read More ›
Riverside vs Concord Township……..settlement reached
The lawsuit filed by the Riverside school district has been settled according to an automatic email sent to us by the school. (By the way, that is a great feature, and Riverside residents may want to sign up for it.) … Read More ›
Meeting on School Choice…….
If you are concerned about the public schools and the impact they are having on your property taxes, you may want to come to this event. THURSDAY April 26th At the Play Arcade 5900 Mayfield Rd, Mayfield Heights 6:45pm –… Read More ›
2018 Sunshine law class……basic training for budding Lobbyists for Citizens
The State of Ohio’s Attorney General’s office is offering a 3 hour, certified class on the existing Sunshine Laws (no, it is not discussing the false “Global Warming” narrative). The class will be held on May 15th at Lakeland Community… Read More ›
Sunshine Law Training available in Kirtland
Thanks to our Kirtland Lobbyist for this information. Here is a link to a free seminar provided by the State of Ohio. You must register on-line. http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Legal/Sunshine-Laws/Sunshine-Law-Training Tue, May 15, 2018 2018 Sunshine Laws Certified Training – Kirtland Rodehorst Performing… Read More ›
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