Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon

I am a resident of Shaker Heights, an attorney, and an engaged citizen working to rebuild one of the region's great civic institutions--The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland.

My Recent Activity

Monitoring County Government

Excellent post by Jill. I hope that county residents are paying attention, even if they are not attending meetings in greater number.

For those who wish to turn their concern into action, consider the work of The...

Ethics in Political Journalism

I responded to Ethics in Political Journalism: Dan,   Great topic.  Though the journalists will know the correct terms used to describe this...

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate: So far, I am encouraged that the level of the sophistication of the debate will exceed that of...

Where Have All of the County Council Candidates Gone?

I responded to Where Have All of the County Council Candidates Gone?: In 2010, there were more than 90 candidates for seats on the County Council on the ballot during...

Where Have All of the County Council Candidates...

In 2010, there were more than 100 candidates for 11 seats. This year, five seats are up for grabs. Forty-five candidates? Nope. Three challengers took on five incumbents. As a result, only one race on the November...

How Can Shaker Heights Restore Its Appeal?

I responded to Jim Dixon: Jonathan,   See attached.  Apparently, Ben Clark has crunched the numbers and does not think...

Jim Dixon

Jonathan, I am with you on some points, not on others.  Shaker Heights has not lost its appeal.  Shaker will continue to draw so long as the schools maintain their excellent standing and the regional economy continues... Continue reading

How Can Shaker Heights Restore Its Appeal?

I responded to Jonathan Murray: Jonathan, I think the voters send the wrong message by passing the school levies so easily. ...

Jonathan Murray

Jim, I understand your views, but hear very different stories from many people I know, including dozens of people who have left Shaker, or refuse to move there, because of high total tax burden--which includes both... Continue reading

Get Involved: Interview and Rate the Candidates

I responded to Get Involved: Interview and Rate the Candidates: TCL evaluated the candidates for County Executive in 2010 and in the Democratic primary for...

How Can Shaker Heights Restore Its Appeal?

I responded to How Can Shaker Heights Restore Its Appeal?: Jonathan, I am with you on some points, not on others.  Shaker Heights has not lost its...

Reforming County Government

I responded to Reforming County Government: Homer, These are all very important questions, and we need to have a very healthy debate about...