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Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:39 pm
by cmager
Mark Kindt wrote:The Bottom Line
Excellent job, my fellow Democrats!

Democrats in name only.

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:32 am
by Mark Kindt
I'm sorry Mr. Mager, these elected officials are simply not registered Republicans. They are registered Democrats, just like I am.

We witness their long-term policy outcomes. I criticize them as a life-long Democrat, not as a Republican.

Calling them "DINO" does not advance the debate (much).

They have to take ownership in their participation in these outcomes.

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:21 pm
by cmager
Mark Kindt wrote:I'm sorry Mr. Mager, these elected officials are simply not registered Republicans. They are registered Democrats, just like I am. We witness their long-term policy outcomes. I criticize them as a life-long Democrat, not as a Republican. Calling them "DINO" does not advance the debate (much). They have to take ownership in their participation in these outcomes.

I understand your point, and they do have to own it. At the risk of belaboring it...
** Summers is a life-long registered Republican.
** One or more of Team Summers is a Koch-ster.
** The C-Level corporatists at the Cleveland Clinic cannot be anything but Republican - and their enablers and sycophants.
** Their tactics are straight from the playbook used by Republicans in Arizona and in Republican majority locations across the country. Privatize and profitize. Appalling.
** Adopting the label of "Democrat" simply gets their foot in the door into NE Ohio politics. They get automatic votes that way. Republicans do not have that same purchase in NEO.

DINO

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:02 am
by Mark Kindt
Mark Kindt wrote:The Bottom Line

A two bedroom apartment at Center North costs over $1700 per month.

That would require a combined household income around $82,000 per year to afford.

No ordinary resident can afford to finance a townhouse at One Lakewood Place.

And, worse, few ordinary residents will be able to afford to rent an apartment there either.

Let's demolish our hospital, spend $7,000,000 in clean-up, donate the hospital land for $1.00 -- All -- Just so we can have luxury housing most residents can never afford.

Excellent job, my fellow Democrats!


The headline feature in the Plain Dealer today is on the issue of rental housing affordability.

I encourage all elected officials in Lakewood to take the time to read this article.

Why has Lakewood adopted economic development policies that structurally exclude the majority of residents from new luxury housing supported with public assets, public funds, and public land?

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:06 am
by Mark Kindt
Coming Soon. Uniformity That No One Can Afford.

Thanks to Mr. O'Bryan for sharing this recent photo.

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Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:57 pm
by Mark Kindt
Public Relations Myth-Tracking

Last Lakewood myth -- "Healthcare is Changing."

Newest Lakewood myth -- "Empty-Nesters want a 'lock & leave' Lifestyle"

Mr. Summers surfaced the newest myth in his comments about the new cluster-homes to be built on Lake Avenue quoted in the press recently.

Let's not forget that he is only describing affluent empty-nesters, like himself and his peers, who can afford half-a-million dollars for a new cluster-home.

Wishing them all the best in their high-end town homes.

How about this tag-line?

"Lakewood is changing and you, yes, you, won't be able to afford to live here."

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:33 pm
by Mark Kindt
Mark Kindt wrote:Public Relations Myth-Tracking

Last Lakewood myth -- "Healthcare is Changing."

Newest Lakewood myth -- "Empty-Nesters want a 'lock & leave' Lifestyle"

Mr. Summers surfaced the newest myth in his comments about the new cluster-homes to be built on Lake Avenue quoted in the press recently.

Let's not forget that he is only describing affluent empty-nesters, like himself and his peers, who can afford half-a-million dollars for a new cluster-home.

Wishing them all the best in their high-end town homes.

How about this tag-line?

"Lakewood is changing and you, yes, you, won't be able to afford to live here."


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Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:39 pm
by Bridget Conant
As Mike Deneen said:

MAKE LAKEWOOD WESTLAKE AGAIN!

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:06 am
by Mark Kindt
The current Lakewood median home sale price is $178,000 not $500,000.

Our City tore down its largest public asset in order to build townhouses for the wealthy, that no ordinary person will ever be able to afford.

What is wrong with that picture?

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:16 am
by Mark Kindt
Mark Kindt wrote:The current Lakewood median home sale price is $178,000 not $500,000.

Our City tore down its largest public asset in order to build townhouses for the wealthy, that no ordinary person will ever be able to afford.



Why has Lakewood adopted economic development policies that structurally exclude the majority of residents from new luxury housing supported with public assets, public funds, and public land?

Perhaps those running for elective office in Lakewood in 2019 can answer this question.

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:28 am
by Bridget Conant
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Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:15 pm
by Mark Kindt
Ms. Conant, with this election, I hope that we can finally move beyond the perpetuation on encrusted cronyism.

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:05 pm
by Mark Kindt
Mark Kindt wrote:Ms. Conant, with this election, I hope that we can finally move beyond the perpetuation of encrusted cronyism.


Today, I am very cross-eyed from proofreading my other legalese.

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 am
by dl meckes
Let's not forget that there was a push to oust, "those people", who used Lakewood Hospital. And while our government squandered our assets, they made sure to push the changes in the city charter that eliminated all the hospital references and the directive that said, in plain English, that the foundation money was to go into the City's coffers for the benefit of all of the citizens of Lakewood, rather than whisk that money away to another foundation.

It's unconscionable.

Re: The Fork In The Road

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:41 am
by Mark Kindt
Sometimes the Fork In The Road is obvious to all who see it.

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