Officials to speak on government collaboration at public forum

South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo

A public consensus seems to be emerging that local governments must figure out how to provide services at lower cost to taxpayers. However, opinion is all over the map on how to achieve this goal. Is the answer fiscal belt tightening, fewer services, better competitive strategies, consolidation of services, or something else?

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area, Heights Chapter; FutureHeights; and the CH-UH Public Library will present a public forum titled “Does sharing help? The inside story on cooperative government,” at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Rd.

Panelists are South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo, University Heights Councilman Kevin Patrick Murphy and Cleveland Heights Councilman Mark Tumeo. They will discuss how each has experienced inter-city governmental cooperation, and answer questions from the public. Deanna Bremer Fisher, executive director of FutureHeights, will moderate the discussion.

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Volume 2, Issue 6, Posted 11:28 AM, 05.22.2009