Jason Russell

Jason Russell

Feel free to email me with ideas/suggestions/comments at jasonrussell@theciviccommons.com

My Recent Activity

CSU: KerryAnn O'Meara-What's in it for the Faculty

I responded to CSU: KerryAnn O'Meara-What's in it for the Faculty: Let's continue the dialog started during Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara's talk on March 21st, which focused...

CSU: KerryAnn O'Meara-What's in it for the Faculty

Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara focused on how faculty members can benefit from an engaged culture within their institution. However, they face a number of internal and external challenges.

Revitalization is inclusive, geography is not

I responded to Joshua Mole: Josh, I am glad you posted this article. I have read this article and it partly motivated me to...

Joshua Mole

While most of these neighborhoods were once inhabited by the "whites" the new inhabitants/revitalizers are not, they are a mix of races thus making revitalization inclusive. See the attached Cleveland Plain Dealer Article... Continue reading

Revitalization is inclusive, geography is not

I responded to Revitalization is inclusive, geography is not: Joshua, I appreciate you reading my blog and taking the time to start a conversation. I agree...

Sustainable CLE: Climate Action Plan

I responded to Sustainable CLE: Climate Action Plan: One of the benefits of organizing the plan around climate change is that climate mitigation...

Sustainable CLE: Climate Action Plan

One of the benefits of organizing the plan around climate change is that climate mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (preparing for climate impacts) serve to integrate many actions related to...

Sustainable CLE: Advanced & Renewable Energy

I responded to Sustainable CLE: Advanced & Renewable Energy : In tandem with energy efficiency, advanced and renewable energy is vital to continuing...

Sustainable CLE: Advanced & Renewable Energy

In tandem with energy efficiency, advanced and renewable energy is vital to continuing Cleveland’s economic revitalization. These benefits include investment opportunities in a growing industry; new jobs, both short-term...

Renewal of the sin tax, expires 2015 &Pro Sports

I responded to Ken Kalynchuk: Ken, You have good ideas for what the tax revenue could have been used for, but I think an...

Ken Kalynchuk

Thanks for sharing this, Brian.  I'm curious if you have the details available on municipal spending for the Q Arena and Progressive Field?  This questioning of public funding should be extended to the indians and Cavs... Continue reading

Renewal of the sin tax, expires 2015 &Pro Sports

I responded to Brian Cummins: Brian, I am glad that you brought this up, because I too have felt that the general public has...

Brian Cummins

Thanks for bringing that up Kevin!   I've added the following chart as well as link to the Plain Dealer article (4.18.20110) that lists out all the various taxes and fees being collected by the county and city, including... Continue reading