Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and other local politicians caught an earful when they gathered at a shopping plaza in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood in mid-August to discuss a “surge” of funding to address poverty and inequity in the area. Neighborhood residents who gathered in the plaza’s parking lot said these ideas didn’t meet their needs.
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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced a major project last week to expand wireless internet access to approximately 70% of Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, and provide Internet equipment to 500 of 2,500 households. He called it part of a broader effort to revitalize Cleveland’s urban core.