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  • Vote Mary Dunbar For City Council

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    Mary Dunbar is running for City Council for Cleveland Heights. Here are some points she wants to address to the voters. Remember to go out and vote November 8th!

    1. What impressions have you formed from going door-to-door?

    Cleveland Heights has 278 roads, according to City Manager Robert Downey. I had rarely or never visited some of those streets, because I had little reason to. City Council members serve at large. To serve effectively, I want to know the city as a whole, as well as our neighborhoods, what makes each special and what the challenges are. I have now walked the length of every street, either in my 2009 campaign or in 2011. I have discovered many lovely neighborhoods that I was only dimly aware of, or not aware of at all. And I've also found the trouble spots.

    In general, Cleveland Heights was "Built to Last." On the one hand, I've been awed by over-the-top home renovations, mansions or lovely homes hidden away in unexpected places, gorgeous gardens, excellent materials and architectural details, and much more. On the other, I've seen the dismay on residents' faces on some streets because of inconsiderate, loud renters who create litter and other problems. I've seen the best and the worst, and I am determined that our city do everything in our power to keep this city the best place to be. The vast majority of residents are people you would be delighted to have as neighbors and citizens. Many can and want to make a difference. We have undeniable strengths we can build upon, and that's what I am determined to do.

    2. Based on your door-to-door "research", what are the top concerns of Cleveland Heights residents?

    I have to say that a lot of people can't think of anything off the top of their heads that they would change about Cleveland Heights when I ask them what they would like me to work on when elected. They are happy.
    Others have concerns that seem specific or especially problematic for their neighborhood, such as feral cats, or skunks getting into plastic bags on garbage night.

    Themes that came up repeatedly across many neighborhoods are high taxes, the bad condition of many roads, and poor school ratings. While everyone knows about the foreclosure crisis and that it has substantially impacted Cleveland Heights, on some streets more than others people are concerned about empty or abandoned homes, and poor maintenance by landlords or bad behavior by renters. Long-time residents in some neighborhoods reported being concerned about safety as they never were before.

    This city is worth preserving and renewing. We can do it by focusing policing on trouble spots, dealing with housing problems of all kinds faster and more effectively, and attracting new homeowners and businesses. Because of low prices and interest rates, the improving performance of our schools, and all the good qualities Cleveland Heights has, I believe this could well be one of the best times ever to invest in Cleveland Heights. Some people are making that bet already. The more such people we can encourage, the better the future will be.

    Get to know Mary Dunbar more by visiting her website

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