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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lunch And Crowley's E.J. Proposal

UPDATE: Altman and Crowley are unable to make it today, but Merz will be there to answer questions.

If you're interested in Vice Mayor David Crowley's proposed environmental justice ordinance, there's a Thursday lunchtime forum on it.

Crowley, lawyer David Altman and Crowley's chief of staff, Rocky Merz, will be at the Christ Church Cathedral undercroft, 318 E. Fourth St., at noon to talk about the proposal, which was nearly three years in the making. Their aim is to add environmental reviews of some commercial projects to ensure the projects don't add to any negative health impacts on Cincinnati's poorer neighborhoods.

Bring a lunch, or buy one there for $5.


at 2:23 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Merz still a legislative aide? I thought he would have moved on by now.

at 4:35 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again he's focusing on the ordinary people instead of the downtown business group. Thank You

at 4:36 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merz has been a legislative aide for 7 years now--the only real job he has ever had. Obviously Crowley is increasing his exposure because he's planning to appoint Rocky to his seat. This is pretty sad. Merz is a good guy, but he has no life experience outside city hall, and is very young. But for Crowley, it just matters that he's loyal to him and a liberal.

at 6:08 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Crowley's ordinance do anything the USEPA, OEPA and HCDES don't (other than call for a taxpayer-funded "consultant" aka Dwight Tillery?)

at 10:05 AM, May 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all a political stunt. The government agencies of USEPA, OhioEPA, HCDOES, and health departments already handle such issues. All this will do is aggravate businesses and they will get the heck out of Cincinnati. No new businesses will be interested in coming to Cincinnati. Why? Too much politics. Crowley is an idot and so is Altman. Leave us alone!

at 9:56 AM, May 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crowley tends to get ahead of issues (this ordinance, Iraq resolution, etc.) that have little to do with city business because city business bores him. And now he's grooming his 20-something aide Rockey Merz, who has no professional experience outside of working for Crowley in City Hall, to replace him. Sigh.

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