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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.
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.