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Grassroots groups are painting their way to safer streets in Asiatown and Slavic Village

Sometimes, all you need is paint (and maybe a little love, too) to create safer, more pedestrian-friendly streets. That’s one takeaway from two groups from Asiatown/Campus District and Slavic Village who presented before the Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday, Sept. 17. The groups sought approval to paint crosswalks and curb extensions on city streets to slow down traffic and make it easier to cross them.

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Keep it to yourself: Public comment is a city council tradition in many places, but Clevelanders hear “Shhhh”

At gatherings of Cleveland City Council, members of the public are not allowed to address the council. A group called Citizens for Public Comment is trying to change that in the run-up to the 2021 elections, hoping to foster public participation in decision making at a time when the mayoral race, and all 17 council seats, are up for grabs.

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