Alex Keleman

Alex Keleman

- Lifelong NE Ohio Resident
- Small Business Owner
- Hudson City Council
Managed businesses in downtown Cleveland and Independence
- Past Co-chair, AMATS Citizen Involvement Committee
- Safe Routes Hudson (Safe Routes to Schools) advocated for establishment of local organization to promote active transportation

I promote greater business involvement in government, particularly planning and economic development. Actively follow regionalism issues, testified before Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform.

My Recent Activity

Using social media as Council member gets censure

A Council person using social media to inform constituents and offer opinions results in censure for "conduct unbecoming a Member of Council" (Macedonia).  Charge includes she "continually employed astrategyof...

Back to the Future

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: I'm not advocating that we not look forward - just that we not selectivley use  the past as our...

Jill Miller Zimon

Love that video - thank you for making it a centerpiece to a conversation. So, are you proposing a different methodology from the "straight line projections based on past performance [that] are always flawed, especially... Continue reading

Back to the Future

"...Homes like these, at the ugly edges of urban sprawl, the search for a home nestled in nature, often ends in the empty repetition and tasteless sterility of a suburban tract development. Instead of delighting in...

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Jason Segedy: Jason, I use one basic yardstick - does it produce more revenue than it takes, or does it at...

Jason Segedy

Maybe I'll start another Civic Commons conversation on the downtown Kent redevelopment. Full disclosure - I am a big supporter of what went on there, so we may have to agree to disagree.  However, I would be extremely... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Jason Segedy: Jason, The jury may still be out on the Euclid Corridor, but we continue to rebuild areas,...

Jason Segedy

You make many good points, Patrick. I think most people posting here sincerely want to help the neighborhood. I think where opinions begin to differ is with regard to the degree to which people believe that this particular... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Angie Schmitt: Here's the thing - if this were a $300 million dollar RAIL project, (not that you can do anything...

Angie Schmitt

I'm with Akshai. Alex, your analogy would make perfect sense if this $300 million were a gift from God that fell out of the sky, not a fixed pool of monies our region has to devote to transportation, derived from fees on... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Jason Segedy: Jason, That's alot of cows we're talking about here! My point is this same thought process of...

Jason Segedy

Alex, I see your point - I believe you are saying that the people on the east side of Cleveland (the man that has lost everything but his home) should wish for a cow of their own (the Opportunity Corridor) so that they can... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?: I find this line of conversation amusing. We finally get a project in a central city area that...

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Alex Keleman: Energy Dept. answer to high gas prices: "Take the bus."  Good week to be promoting that message...

Alex Keleman

No, it isn't the Energy Dept.'s job to regulate Energy, but apparently IS their job to tell Americans how they are expected to live for as Mr. Whitehead so elloquently put it on WKYC this week "the collective good." A... Continue reading

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: No, it isn't the Energy Dept.'s job to regulate Energy, but apparently IS their job to tell...

Jill Miller Zimon

Personally, I have never thought price control was part of the energy dept but I recall when that department was created.