Angie Schmitt

Angie Schmitt

I shouldn't have to agree to be optimistic to post in a community forum.

My Recent Activity

Preserving Existing Infrastructure

I responded to Preserving Existing Infrastructure: Great question. My answer would be, for the love of God fix the streets, especially in poorer...

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Patrick Staunton: Cleveland's been pursuing the same strategy four four decades -- expand highways, develop...

Patrick Staunton

Hi Tony,   You mentioned Houston.  I hate Houston, but one thing they do very well is attract businesses to open or relocate there.    The main weapon in their arsenal is greenfield lots next to newly built roads that... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Akshai Singh: I'm with Akshai. Alex, your analogy would make perfect sense if this $300 million were a gift...

Akshai Singh

Why is equitable in quotes? Isn't this THE problem. Decades of neglect to residents of urban communities that are disproportionately low-income and people of color just goes on. Childhood asthma rates in Cleveland are at... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Patrick Staunton: To return $300 million in taxes to the city of Cleveland, at the going 2% rate, this highway...

Patrick Staunton

I am curious.  For the people who are opposed to this road, a quesiton.   Do you think that trying to bring manufacturing facilities and jobs to the area is a worthwhile goal?   If not, OK we disagree.   If you... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Patrick Staunton: Do I support the idea of manufacturing in this region? Sure. Do I think its worth tearing down 90...

Patrick Staunton

I am curious.  For the people who are opposed to this road, a quesiton.   Do you think that trying to bring manufacturing facilities and jobs to the area is a worthwhile goal?   If not, OK we disagree.   If you... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Tom Breckenridge: We are lucky in Cleveland to have such an awesome transportation reporter as Tom. One question....

Tom Breckenridge

Folks: I've written about Opportunity Corridor several times as the transportation reporter for The Plain Dealer. There's a good bit of detail on ODOT's web site for the... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Jason Robert Carroll: I think it's a regular old highway -- with a couple old stoplights thrown in and a bike lane to...

Jason Robert Carroll

The Opportunity Corridor is not 'just another highway construction project'. Yes, building highways has caused many problems for cities. Yes, highways can divide neighborhoods. No, highways are not a panacea to cure the... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?: This project is urban renewal all over again. Mansfield Frazier calls it "get white people to the...

CLE City Council President Sweeney & the FBI Tapes

I responded to Laura McShane: Hey what's up, Laura!

Laura McShane

Grateful that you have posted this and hope that there is not a fear of real discussion here.