Bill Call wrote:The Port Authority is subsidized by County property taxes. The County Commissioners appoint some members of the Port Board.
Tri-C receives about 30% of its budget from County wide property taxes.
The Arts are subsidized by a County wide sales tax.
The Airport is a City of Cleveland operation.
All of that is true, except here's the issue...the county executive would have very little, if any, control over the tax money or administration of those organizations. The closest he could get would be around the Port, only through the few board appointments.
Tri-C, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Port all receive earmarked tax dollars from individual tax levys, they are not subject to the approval or whim of the current Commissioners or the future Executive and Council.
I think it's a very good thing that Tri-C and CAC are not going to be pawns in the political game. The Port is a different story and probably needs more oversight.
The Airport, as you stated, is owned by the city.
So I'm unsure as to why you think the County Executive will have any influence over any of these institutions?