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December 2011



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In This Issue
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor grants $200,000 to Land Bank
Berea's Metric System
It's a Win-Win-Win Situation!
Breaking Ground, Bridging Communiities




The Cuyahoga Land Bank enjoys a symbiotic relationship with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, working closely in tax foreclosures of abandoned, tax-delinquent properties.  In the summer of 2011, the Prosecutor endorsed the Land Bank's vital role in removing blight and assisting cities throughout the county by granting the organization $200,000 for demolitions...Read More 


The City of Berea is in a unique position in Cuyahoga County: it is one of a few communities outside Cleveland with its own Water Department.  That means every time it hires new water meter technicians, the new employees - unlike their counterparts in other small cities - must undergo special training in the installation and analysis of residential water meters....Read More



We know that not every offender spends time behind bars.  In many instances - either as a condition of the sentence or because the person cannot afford to pay a hefty fine - many convicted offenders are sentenced to "community service." 


But what, exactly, does that mean? In Cuyahoga County, it means they are under the wing of Court Community Service (CCS), a quietly operating program that handled 18,000 court referrals in the last year alone...Read More 


Please share our message with your friends and neighbors and work with us to re-imagine Cuyahoga County.




Gus Frangos
President and General Counsel
Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp
Featured Article
Shovels were hard at work on October 13, 2011, as ground was broken for the $5 million CircleEast Town homes on Lakeview Road - and the Cuyahoga Land Reutilization Corp. (Cuyahoga Land Bank) played a vital role in launching the 20-unit development...


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Odds are, someone close to you has moved out of the City of Cleveland.  If LiveCLEVELAND! has its way, you will also soon know many people that are moving back into the City of Cleveland.  Urban neighborhoods are being reimagined - with unique green space, urban farming, public art, and innovative rehabilitated housing - and are calling out for new residents ...Read More

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