This story is pathetic. If enough people sign to have it on the ballot, it should be on the ballot. Just as Mayor John says it should. You can't complain if someone has more political will than yourselves. There might be something that you want put on the ballot some day. Just work to defeat it if that is what you want.
July 8, 2015 at 7:27 p.m.
Just sniping a bit I suppose, but I noticed the teachers were chanting using the word "ain't". This does not enlist any confidence..... lol
July 8, 2015 at 7:23 p.m.
Reference 1 - http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/may/23...
Reference 2: - http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/mar/20...
Refererence 3: - http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/sep/16...
June 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
Absolutely, the parking deck was built with water fund revenue for "water customer usage". Look it up.
June 16, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.
But, ssshhhhh. Let's not remind them..... :)
June 14, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.
The problem Todd, is the source of funding to build the new parking lot. It came from the city's water fund. It is ILLEGAL to use water funds for economic development. The reason is that the water enterprise fund is a not-for-profit governmental agency. People from other cities provide much of its revenue. If the city uses the parking lot for anything other than water customers, they will quickly be sued by its neighboring communities. I suspect, that the city believes in time, that those communities will forget where the source of the construction money came from, but I doubt that after all of the hostile methods that Youngstown has used to force JEDZ agreements on its township and municipal neighbors. It is unfortunate that the businesses in downtown can not fund their own parking lot through private funds, but robbing the suburbs through inflated water prices will definitely create a legal fight that the city will quickly lose.
June 14, 2015 at 9:59 a.m.
This is why we work deals out diligently BEFORE they are signed....
June 10, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.
That's it! I'm running!
June 8, 2015 at 6:12 p.m.
Access to the electrical grid running right through there.
June 3, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.
I can see how being the superintendent of Youngstown City Schools could be a real challenge. The city's population is shrinking at an incredible rate. The schools and neighborhoods are much of the reason. The people left run for the board but it appears they do not have the qualifications needed. But who else is there to run for the board?
June 2, 2015 at 11:11 p.m.