Mark W. Schumann

Mark W. Schumann

I'm some guy.

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What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Theodore B Ferringer: I agree that if you change the project that radically in a technical sense, it becomes...

Theodore B Ferringer

My thought is this- how different would the conversation around this project be if it included, say a BRT bus lane, a downgrading of I490 to a boulevard to match this road, and a true urban seperated cycle track - and was... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Angie Schmitt: Great math, but I think where your analysis breaks is that the City of Cleveland isn't paying the...

Angie Schmitt

To return $300 million in taxes to the city of Cleveland, at the going 2% rate, this highway would need to lead to manufacturing development that produces $500 million annually in payroll every year over its roughly 30... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Theodore B Ferringer: Hmmmm... I don't know, Theodore. There's not really a good way to do a bad thing. And whether...

Theodore B Ferringer

I worked on an urban planning project just "up" the street from the Opportunity Corridor. Like many projects - it could be completely bungled, or in the right hands, I do think it could turn out ok. Of course, I think we... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Angie Schmitt: I'd say, at the very minimum, the burden is on the proponents of this thing to show that it isn't...

Angie Schmitt

This project is urban renewal all over again. Mansfield Frazier calls it "get white people to the cleveland clinic without seeing any black people" corridor. He's right!

What can the Port do to keep or earn your support in the future?

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Dan, thank you for that reply. First off, I apologize for the Bond Fairy nomenclature. The...

Dan Moulthrop

Mark--a couple of points. This dialogue could potentially be more productive if you would stop referring to a widely used development tool in the derisive and dismissive tone that comes with "Tax Free Bond Fairy." (I don't... Continue reading

What can the Port do to keep or earn your support in the future?

I responded to Sandy Livingston: Sandy, I understand that property tax revenues didn't go to Eaton's move, but you have to admit...

Sandy Livingston

Mark, We are not subsidizing businesses moving out of downtown.  In fact, we will not finance the relocation of a company within the County unless  both political subdivisions consent, as was the case with Eaton. None of... Continue reading

What can the Port do to keep or earn your support in the future?

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Jill, I don't have a problem in theory with a city/county collaboration to run the port. I do...

Jill Miller Zimon

The question, "what would you need us to do to earn your support" is a frequently used question in all kinds of evaluation processes, which is a process the Port is pursuing here as it takes a look at how it can do better.... Continue reading

What can the Port do to keep or earn your support in the future?

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: That's disingenuous, Jill. Obviously, they could answer my very clear questions as a start.

Jill Miller Zimon

So Mark, how would you state in the affirmative what it is the Port could do to earn your support?

Charting the future of fracking

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: It's been nine months, Dan. Has "Heidi at ODNR" actually provided those answers?

Dan Moulthrop

I think some of the compromise suggestions may be worth pursuing, or, at minimum, bringing up with the appropriate people. As I stated above, I think that getting some Republican lawmakers to be a part of the conversation... Continue reading

What can the Port do to keep or earn your support in the future?

I responded to Sandy Livingston: The "so they could move their headquarters from downtown Cleveland to the suburbs" part is still...

Sandy Livingston

Angie – this is Sandy Livingston, vice president of external affairs at the Port. I'm glad you asked about our financing because many people in the community misunderstand the program and this gives us an opportunity to... Continue reading

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