Concerned Citizens formalize group

Concerned Citizens of University Heights met on March 11 at the CH-UH Library on Cedar Road to adopt a mission statement. The grassroots group took off when city council approved placing a charter amendment on last November’s ballot to change the city government from a mayoral to a city administrator form.

Following the defeat of that proposal, Concerned Citizens decided to organize officially with a mission statement, which says the group "strives to give constructive feedback to the mayor and council . . . for the betterment of the city. It is our desire that residents will become involved to promote civic engagement through openness and transparency."

The group is open to all University Heights residents. Its chair, Pat Baskin, invites residents to visit the Web site at to read its goals and action plan. Baskin can be reached via e-mail at

Anita Kazarin lives in University Heights. Contact her at

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 8:55 AM, 03.23.2010