October 12, 2009

Activists Seek Ombuds for Cleveland Neighborhood Redevelopment Authority

Two community leaders have proposed amendments that would require the Tremont West Development Corp. to implement an Organizational Ombuds program. TWDC is a nonprofit citizens' group that aims to revitalize Tremont, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The organization has found itself at the center of tensions between developers and residents. Several community activists (including a member of the TWDC Bylaws Committee) have called on the nonprofit to create an elected Ombudsman who would report to the board of directors and practice to IOA standards. A vote on the proposal has not be scheduled. (Claude Cornett's Blog; Cleveland Scene; TWDC Bylaws Committee.)

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