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Who Is A Nuisance? Criminal Activity Nuisance Ordinances In Ohio, Joseph Mead, Megan Hatch, J. Rosie Tighe, Marissa Pappas, Kristi Andrasik, Elizabeth Bonham Nov 2017

Who Is A Nuisance? Criminal Activity Nuisance Ordinances In Ohio, Joseph Mead, Megan Hatch, J. Rosie Tighe, Marissa Pappas, Kristi Andrasik, Elizabeth Bonham

Urban Publications

Criminal Activity Nuisance Ordinances (CANOs) are local laws found in thousands of cities throughout the country which penalize property owners if repeated incidents of criminal activity related to their property occur over a set period of time (typically, 12 months). Nearly 50 cities in Ohio have CANOs, including more than 20 in Northeast Ohio.

Drawing on extensive public records from a sample of Northeast Ohio cities, this report offers a snapshot of CANOs and how they are being used.
• CANOs disproportionately impact renters, people using housing vouchers, and people of color.
• Race and class stereotypes surface in public discussions of ...


Downtown Cleveland: The Dynamic Engine Of A Talent-Driven Economy, Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, Charlie Post May 2016

Downtown Cleveland: The Dynamic Engine Of A Talent-Driven Economy, Richey Piiparinen, Jim Russell, Charlie Post

Urban Publications

Cities have long been seen as places serving a variety of purposes. In 1933, for example, the architect Le Corbusier detailed four essential roles of a functional city. A working city is one that provides dwelling, work, recreation, and circulation to its people.

Throughout the 20th century, trends in city building were to separate these functions into differing spaces. There were areas meant for living (the suburbs), areas meant for working (the central business district), and areas meant for playing (the entertainment district).

More recently, the trend has been to move away from the division of city life toward a ...


Consolidation Of The Lake County Fire & Ems Departments Feasibility Study, Bernard Becker Iii Apr 2015

Consolidation Of The Lake County Fire & Ems Departments Feasibility Study, Bernard Becker Iii

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This is the report of the Consolidation of the Lake County Fire Departments Feasibility Study grant project, which was funded by the State of Ohio Local Government Innovations Fund (LGIF) Program. The project tests the feasibility of consolidation of the fourteen (14) municipal Fire Departments and the two (2) Fire Districts into a single (or up to three (3)) consolidated Fire Districts to improve service at a reduced cost.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: 2013 Evaluation Report, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Aug 2014

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: 2013 Evaluation Report, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

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In 2005, Cuyahoga County became one of the first places in the nation to respond to the rapid increase in the number of residential foreclosure filings. In response to concerns raised by suburban mayors, the County developed a comprehensive foreclosure prevention initiative. The County’s response was multi-faceted and included modifications to the judicial foreclosure process to make foreclosures faster and fairer, greater coordination across County agencies involved in foreclosures such as the sheriff, the prosecutor, the treasurer and the recorder. A key facet of the response was the creation of the Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program (CCFPP) which involves ...


Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Perry County, Ohio, Daila Shimek Aug 2013

Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Perry County, Ohio, Daila Shimek

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of consolidation of the public safety answering points (PSAPS’s) in Perry County, Ohio and the Village of New Lexington (in Perry County), Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility of consolidating these PSAPs. The findings are that consolidation of PSAPs and dispatch services among the participating entities would not be feasible if the decision is made purely on costs. However, a consolidated PSAP would reduce the duplication of services and redundant capital projects. This in turn would free up funds to maintain and replace capital items as ...


Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Richland County, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson Mar 2013

Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Richland County, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of consolidation of two public safety answering points in Richland County, Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility. The findings are that consolidation of dispatch services among the potential participating entities is feasible. Consolidation of services would reduce capital costs expended across the county for public safety emergency dispatching over the long term. Given the proposed investment equipment and staff, the level and quality of service provided by a consolidated dispatch center should exceed those currently being supplied.


Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs, Kathryn W. Hexter, Edward W. Hill, Brian A. Mikelbank, Benjamin Y. Clark, Charles Post Jan 2011

Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs, Kathryn W. Hexter, Edward W. Hill, Brian A. Mikelbank, Benjamin Y. Clark, Charles Post

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Commentary: The Use Of Focus Groups For Design And Implementation Of Collaborative Environmental Administrative Programs: A Comparison Of Two State-Level Processes In Ohio, Wendy Kellogg, Kevin E. O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Kirstin Toth Sep 2007

Commentary: The Use Of Focus Groups For Design And Implementation Of Collaborative Environmental Administrative Programs: A Comparison Of Two State-Level Processes In Ohio, Wendy Kellogg, Kevin E. O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Kirstin Toth

Urban Publications

Development and implementation of administrative programs are important steps in the process of change through public law and policy. These programs set the specific mechanisms that will be used to carry out the intent of the law or policy as best an agency can determine. Administrative personnel may involve the general public and stakeholders in program development and implementation in order to improve program design, increasingly used as part of collaborative environmental management strategies. This article examines the use of focus groups as a stakeholder participation method in collaborative program development and implementation processes in two different environmentally-oriented agency programs ...


City Of Green: Capital Improvement Plan Preparation Manual, Daila Shimek, Kevin E. O'Brien, Jennifer Pae Mar 1999

City Of Green: Capital Improvement Plan Preparation Manual, Daila Shimek, Kevin E. O'Brien, Jennifer Pae

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No abstract provided.