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  1. Yes, I've stooped to posting my tweets. But it's a pretty tweet. ..
  2. Unfortunately, I've posed no hints about it in any of my blog articles. And I hadn't heard of this remote possibility of a megaproject when I wrote the "Leveraging The Boomtown" article. Yes, it's a remote possibility. So please don't get worked up over it. If it it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, life goes on.
  3. I thought SHW was going to transfer it to the Metroparks or the city for something to do with Canal Basin Park. But considering how long that project is taking, I wouldn't take bets on it.
  4. Enforcing the law is always a pressing issue. Just because one half of Congress is more interested in making itself irrelevant while turning the presidency into a corrupt dictatorship doesn't mean that the other half shouldn't attempt to check the power and corruption of an out-of-control president. Meanwhile, LOL... LOL, part 2....
  5. What if any contaminated groundwater is due to a problem that is the responsibility of a neighbor (ie the city's rights of way)? It's not the responsibility of Weston, but it must be dealt with prior to a title transfer. And it certainly must be dealt with well in advance of excavating for foundations to build a high rise so that the contamination (if there actually is any) can filter out through the soil. So if the city is responsible, SHW isn't going to wait around for them. They're going to take care of it themselves and possibly bill the city. If all of this is the case, it shows how much SHW wants this site.
  6. Looks like a 2-story penthouse being added across the rooftops..
  7. As I would say to my six-year-old son "OK, Mister Literal..."
  8. And Councilman Zone's ward wraps around it on three sides. Amazing that a democrat came up with that gerrymander. Anyway, I'd love to hear that these guys will finish what Kemper started. Hopefully.
  9. This could go in multiple rail threads, but I'll post it here since the map/news was originally posted here.... Passenger rail system in Ohio? One ‘data nerd’ has an idea on how to make it possible. https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2019/12/05/passenger-rail-system-in-ohio-one-data-nerd-has-an-idea-on-how-to-make-it-possible/
  10. I've been thinking about this.... So during the week of Nov. 18, DRS Enterprises drilled groundwater wells in the Jacobs lot for Strategic Environmental Services to extract water samples for testing. SES primary business is to conduct environmental remediation and waste disposal. I think they found sanitary sewer infiltration into the groundwater below the Jacobs lot. Merely a week later (including the day before Thanksgiving and then the day after Thanksgiving), DRS crews were on West 3rd, West 2nd, Superior, West 6th and West 9th, running cameras through the sewers, then putting roughly two-inch diameter plastic tubing through the sewers (was it to re-line them or was it to jet them -- and what is "them"? Was it the city's high-pressure waterlines or was it the city's sanitary collectors?), then cutting pavement above laterals for later removal. And this week, DRS is removing that cut pavement and digging down to the sewers apparently to do spot repairs. Now how does the city move that fast unless it was to activate a contractor that is on standby to do emergency repairs? But if it was an emergency repair at the behest of the city, then why did this all start with DRS doing groundwater testing from a private property (Jacobs lot) which requires getting the law department involved (if it was the city) to secure access? Why wouldn't the city drill into a public right of way, especially a lightly used one like Frankfort or even the northwest quadrant or roadway of Public Square? Whether this is Sherwin-Williams paying for this or the city paying for it, DRS has to have a permit filed with the city somewhere. And that starts the paper trail to find out who paid for this -- which is not an inexpensive job. And if it was Sherwin-Williams who paid for this as I suspect (because it all began on a privately owned piece of land for which Sherwin-Williams has a purchase agreement), then they are dead serious about locating on this site. You don't spend that kind of time and money on fixing the sewers to address a possible infiltration of flow from the aging sanitary sewers nearby if you're still debating this site. And considering they got a crew out there so fast, if this was Sherwin-Williams, they are in a big hurry to get this done. BTW, that's just the tip of the iceberg on how much Sherwin-Williams is spending on this site. And yes, I have an article coming to summarize what they've done and continue to do.
  11. Sure, let's keep rooting for Russia...
  12. More musings from the Fox fairytale factory...
  13. Finally, Cleveland is on the right track in terms of population https://www.cleveland.com/letters/2019/12/finally-cleveland-is-on-the-right-track-in-terms-of-population.html
  14. Which is ironic because NRP recognizes that the biggest growth market is in urban housing, hence their reasoning for wanting to move downtown to take a deeper dive into urbanism.
  15. Legislative rules generally do not allow a bill to be introduced after April in the second year of a legislative session because the chances of it getting through the committees of both houses and passed by both houses before the end of the session is unlikely. In 2018, the TMUD legislation (HB469) was introduced in January and later substantially amended which reduced its chances of passage by the end of the session. This time around, the legislation was introduced in February -- early in the first year of the new session. It's gone through the Senate already and, since a nearly identical bill passed the House last year and almost no opposition to the bill has surfaced this year, it has no political headwinds. Just the left-leaning Policy Matters Ohio has opposed it. Not even the Koch's Americans for Prosperity has spoken out against it so far, unlike last year. If it doesn't get reported out of committee next week, the bill should see some activity in Late January or perhaps in February. The House has already schedule multiple sessions next year, unlike the Senate which hasn't scheduled anything.
  16. Not until 12/31 at the end of a legislation session. Legislative sessions are two years long. This one started on Jan. 1, 2019. It ends Dec. 31, 2020.
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