Brian Cummins

Brian Cummins

Councilman, Cleveland City Council (2006-2017), Ward 14, representing the near-west community of Clark Fulton and portions of the Stockyards, Brooklyn Centre, Tremont and Ohio City neighborhoods.

My Recent Activity

Browns Stadium Upgrades

I responded to Brian Cummins: My biggest concern today, as we head into the weekend, is that Cleveland City Council as a...

Brian Cummins

Thanks to the Civic Commons for getting the conversation started.  We have three days before Cleveland City Council hears Ordinance #1578-13, to approve Cleveland Browns Proposed $120 million capital repairs and... Continue reading

Browns Stadium Upgrades

I responded to Browns Stadium Upgrades: Thanks to the Civic Commons for getting the conversation started.  We have three days before...

Your understanding of the impact of IMMIGRATION?

I responded to Your understanding of the impact of IMMIGRATION?:   For a good primer on considering immigration in Greater Cleveland see: Immigration Path to...

Your understanding of the impact of IMMIGRATION?

There has been a growing interest and call for immigrant friendly policies and a proactive initiative to welcome immigrants to greater Cleveland. There is also a growing consensus for the need to fix our broken Federal...

Coping w/ groups of youth...neighborhood nuisances

I responded to Coping w/ groups of youth...neighborhood nuisances:   Group of youths...all it takes is one with bad behavior and there goes the neighborhood...or...

Coping w/ groups of youth...neighborhood nuisances

Councilman has a run in with 12 youth...example of a growing trend of disrespectful and apparent unsupervised teenagers? Is this something new? What are your experiences and solutions to neighborhood nuisances?

Are local development organizations effective?

I responded to Laura McShane: Laura, You're pretty deep into the weeds on ranting against specific individuals and not really...

Laura McShane

NO--I returned to CLE in 1992 and began involvement with Tremont West as a volunteer and then hired briefly to help apply for grants.  At the time, Tremont was still reeling from arsons and disinvestment due to... Continue reading

Should Cleveland help fund Housing/Demo Study?

I responded to Gregory Soltis: Greg, Yes, I believe I'm familiar with the project and his work (Chuck Scaravelli).  I believe...

Gregory Soltis

Councilman Cummins,   Have you seen what St. Clair-Superior Development Corporation is doing to rehab homes from the land bank?  Basically they have a developer who (for the same cost as demolishing the homes), turns... Continue reading

Are local development organizations effective?

Cleveland City Council is in the middle of a three day hearing regarding the budget, expenditures and impacts from our utilization of the Federal government's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The funds...

Should Cleveland help fund Housing/Demo Study?

I responded to Should Cleveland help fund Housing/Demo Study?: To help in understanding the City of Cleveland's strategies for stabalizing and improving housing...