Sandy Livingston

vice president, external affairs at the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

Sandy Livingston

I oversee government relations and communications at the Port Authority. I'm looking forward to engaging with The Civic Commons community and want to hear your comments, questions, concerns and ideas about the Port's current and future initiatives

My Recent Activity

River Clean Up

I responded to River Clean Up: Hi, this is Sandy Livingston, I'm vice president of external affairs with the Port. First, thanks...

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

I responded to Joshua Mole: Glad you like what you've seen on our website. This week we also added a Q&A on the Civic...

Joshua Mole

I have checked out and continue to explore the Port's Website on its financing services, and I believe it is very good. There are pictures and maps that help to break down the information, which is much better than... Continue reading

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

I responded to Joshua Mole: Joshua, I truly appreciate your interest and thoughtful input. Many people don't understand our...

Joshua Mole

Well I am happy to hear that the Port is working on some of those ideas. I have put some more thought into it and this is what I have realized / come up with. 1. It seems that the Port's Financing is what is the most... Continue reading

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

I responded to Joshua Mole: Joshua, Happy Holidays and thanks for taking the time to suggest your ideas. We truly...

Joshua Mole

Show the people what you do, show them that the port works hard for average people. 1. I like the Website and Social Media, especially pictures of boats coming into port and being loaded with Cleveland goods for export.... Continue reading

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

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Just like the Sewer District, RTA, the MetroParks, and the County land bank the Port Authority is...

Jill Miller Zimon

Sandy, could you say something about the notion of who should be paying for the Port's costs? The suggestion has been made in that conversation to which I linked just above that only those who "directly" use the Port's... Continue reading

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

I responded to Mark W. Schumann: Mark, We believe as do communities around the country and the global that have ports that there...

Mark W. Schumann

Sandy, I understand that property tax revenues didn't go to Eaton's move, but you have to admit that the Tax-Free Bond Fairy is a subsidy mechanism. (Why else would Eaton want it?) Can you address my question about the... Continue reading

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

I responded to Mark W. Schumann: Mark, We are not subsidizing businesses moving out of downtown.  In fact, we will not finance...

Mark W. Schumann

The "so they could move their headquarters from downtown Cleveland to the suburbs" part is still true, and I echo Angie's concern on this. Why are we subsidizing businesses moving out of downtown, and what on earth does... Continue reading

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

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Jill, thanks for the question. The Port strives to cover all operating costs associated with...

Jill Miller Zimon

Sandy, could you say something about the notion of who should be paying for the Port's costs? The suggestion has been made in that conversation to which I linked just above that only those who "directly" use the Port's... Continue reading

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

I responded to Angie Schmitt: Angie – this is Sandy Livingston, vice president of external affairs at the Port. I'm glad you...

Angie Schmitt

A few years ago, you guys gave $150 million to Eaton Corporation in low-interest loans so they could move their headquarters from downtown Cleveland to the suburbs. That was "economic development" and as so worth our tax... Continue reading

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