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  1. Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., the CDC that serves the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods of Cleveland, has two real estate development positions available: http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/2018/01/work-with-bbc-two-re-development-positions-now-open/ Please message me if you have questions.
  2. OSU Extension's new offices are going on that site. When I think urban agriculture, I think about how spot-on this article is: http://rustwire.com/2011/08/29/cleveland-and-agriculture-are-we-asking-the-wrong-questions/
  3. Cleveland Critical Mass December Ride Friday, December 30, 2011 - 7pm Join us for Cleveland Critical Mass on Friday, December 30. We begin meeting in the southwest quadrant of Public Square at 6:30pm, then leave at 7pm to ride bikes. CCM happens this and every last Friday of the month regardless of snow, ice, cold, or rain. (However, rule of thumb is that, the nastier the weather, the shorter the ride.) This month's ride will conclude at Mitzi Jerman's Cafe, 3840 St. Clair Avenue in Asiatown. If you haven't been, Mitzi's is a legendary bar with cheap drinks, an amazing jukebox, and a lot of character, and has been recognized as one of America's greatest dive bars by Playboy and Esquire. Photographer and CCM regular Frank Lanza would like to take a shot of CCM this month with the Cleveland skyline in the background. His vision is for it to become viral so that other cities can see that bikes are what's hip in Cleveland. CCM's mission statement and guiding principles, photos and video of past rides, press, and ways you can contribute to perpetuate the local mass are on clevelandcriticalmass.com. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/299772386727840/
  4. Book Review: New to Cleveland: A Guide to Rediscovering the City http://rustwire.com/2011/12/20/book-review-new-to-cleveland-a-guide-to-rediscovering-the-city/
  5. Dudes, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. doesn't serve Ward 7, but has an employee whose sole focus is Ward 7. It may be that that individual has been working on the rezoning with the councilman to set the stage for future development. I'm fairly sure that those other CDCs that you listed are NOT behind this.
  6. http://bikecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Bike-Cleveland-ED-Job-Description-Dec-14-2011.pdf Bike Cleveland Executive Director Job Announcement - 14 December 2011 Bike Cleveland, a not-for-profit (501©(3) status pending) organization formed in September 2011, is seeking an inaugural Executive Director. Bike Cleveland builds livable communities by promoting all forms of cycling and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community Position Summary The Executive Director is responsible implementing the vision of the organization as defined by the Board of Directors and the Mission, Principles, and Goals of Bike Cleveland (http://bikecleveland.org/mission/). This includes managing and implementing programs, policies and procedures, and services, providing leadership in the development of strategic initiatives, establishing productive relationships with external stakeholders, maintaining a supportive internal work environment, and serving as the principal spokesperson for Bike Cleveland. The Executive Director will be supervised by the President of the Board of Directors. Core Responsibilities  Develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders at the local, state, and national level.  Serve as fiscal officer and work with the Board and Audit Committee to ensure effective investment and management of Bike Cleveland funds and contracts.  Work with the Board and Membership Committee to build membership, and assist and lead members, other organizations, and communities in advocacy efforts.  Work with the Board and Events & Programming Committee to increase awareness of cycling and Bike Cleveland through organization-led public activities.  Work with the Board and Advocacy Committee to communicate to the public and key stakeholders the opportunities and challenges facing the cycling community in Northeast Ohio and the issues impacting cycling at the state and national level.  Work with the Board and Fund Development Committee to develop and implement a sustainable long-term revenue strategy that includes membership, grants, fundraisers, and revenue earned from organization-provided services.  Ensure that Bike Cleveland’s operations are clearly communicated to stakeholders, members, and the general public through a comprehensive outreach strategy.  Maintain a work environment which attracts, motivates, and supports employees and volunteers in the effective performance of their work toward meeting Bike Cleveland’s goals. Qualifications and Skills  Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree (MBA, MNO or MPA) preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  3-5 years work experience in public or nonprofit sector.  Project management and event experience.  Experience in managing volunteers.  Experience in communicating with the press.  Knowledge and understanding of public sector related policies and procedures.  Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and finance.  Knowledge and understanding of current bicycle issues.  Proven track record dealing with partnerships, collaboration and coalition building  Professional judgment, discretion, maturity.  Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  Must be available for night and weekend meetings and events Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and skills- includes competitive benefits package. Closing: Applications must be received electronically by January 15, 2012. Inquires: Please send a cover letter with resume and three current references electronically to Christopher Alvarado, Board President at chris@bikecleveland.org and place “Executive Director Search” in subject line.
  7. Bike Cleveland has started a petition to present to the city and state that states that bike infrastructure should be included in Phase I of the project. If you'd like to sign, please visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRLcEo2RlpnbmxVaVNKbnJHS2tqTkE6MQ.
  8. More from Bike Cleveland, the new nonprofit cycling advocacy organization. --- West Shoreway Public Meeting We are writing to encourage you to attend a very important public meeting for Cleveland's bike community that is taking place Thursday, December 1st from 6-8pm at Franklin Circle Christian Church. Bicycle and pedestrian connections to Cleveland’s lakefront are in jeopardy. The City of Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Transportation are discussing ways to cut costs on the West Shoreway project, and the multi-purpose trail along the lakefront is in danger of being cut from current funding. Bike Cleveland is encouraging you to attend to hear about the changes and to tell the decision makers to keep their promise and invest in biking and walking on the West Shoreway. The expectation of Bike Cleveland is that the West Shoreway plan will make active modes a priority as they were in the initial Lakefront Plan from 2004. The plan should incorporate dedicated bike and pedestrian infrastructure in the initial, funded round of construction. Project aims related to auto infrastructure take a secondary position to that original priority. For more on Bike Cleveland's position regarding the West Shoreway read our op-ed submitted to the Plain Dealer. We need all cyclists and supporters of cycling to attend this crucial public meeting: WEST SHOREWAY PUBLIC MEETING Thursday, December 1st from 6pm-8pm Franklin Circle Christian Church 1688 Fulton Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 Let us know you are coming to the meeting and tell your friends on Facebook. There will also be a group riding to the meeting from Joy Machines Bike Shop at 5:45pm. We are also asking supporters of including multipurpose trails in the funded portion of the West Shoreway to sign our petition. We hope to see you tomorrow night at the public meeting. Lets show the city that we support bicycle and pedestrian investments!
  9. I'd recommend calling the City of Cleveland Department of Building and Housing complaint line. Also, follow up with a second phone call to the Mayor's Action Center. You can either google the numbers for both or just call 664-2000 and have the operator direct your call. I don't know that it will do you any good to call the councilman. If it's really a problem, it's not unreasonable nor unheard of to get a piece of plywood and box of screws and board the door yourself.
  10. Yes, we ride Critical Mass year-round! Why not join us? --- Cleveland Critical Mass November Ride Friday, November 25 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm Public Square Cleveland, Ohio The next Cleveland Critical Mass ride takes place Friday, November 25. We begin meeting in the southwest quadrant of Public Square at 6:30pm, then leave at 7pm to ride bikes for a while. The ride happens this and every last Friday of the month regardless of weather. This month's ride will conclude in the Gordon Square Arts District around West 65th and Detroit. Details will be posted here sometime in the middle of next week, so please check back. Also, this is the day after Thanksgiving, and any family, friends, or guests in town for the holiday are welcome to join the mass. Finally, CCM's mission statement and guiding principles, photos and video of past rides, press, and ways you can contribute to perpetuate the local mass are on clevelandcriticalmass.com.
  11. Aquaponics and tilapia production, worm casting and composting currently happening in the Kinsman neighborhood: http://videos.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/2011/11/rid-all_green_partnership_-_an.html
  12. Ha! Now I know your identity! Don't worry, though. I won't tell anyone.
  13. The stretch of Kinsman between East 55th Street and East 84th is attracting an absolute ton of investment. --- Grant to help Cleveland's Kinsman residents find nutrition relief in a food desert http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/10/grant_to_help_clevelands_kinsm.html CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Residents in a part of Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood will soon get some relief from living in a food desert -- where dollar burgers and quarter candies often are more accessible than fresh fruits, vegetables and other good nutrition.
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