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.
For those you that will try and justify this type of shooting as "happening anywhere", you are wrong. As a parent, this type of incident seals the deal on my child NOT attending YSU. This happened across the street from the dorms. This same kind of incident happened last year. EXTREME measures need to be taken to ensure this kind of gang-land shoot out stuff happens no where near campus. THE END!
May 14, 2015 at 12:02 p.m.
It is ironic that we are loosing such population here in the valley and have so much water available. The warm weather is a powerful attraction, but so are many places in the world one visits but does not live there.
April 11, 2015 at 8:13 p.m.