Tag Archives: Trust

Maple Heights Scorns Residents and City Charter When Approving 2015 Budget

26 Mar
Maple Heights City Official break trust with residents.

The Maple Heights City Charter states that “provision shall be made for public hearings upon the appropriation ordinance.” Nevertheless, Council passed the budget tonight without a single hearing or even opportunity for an open dialogue about the budget. This kind of behavior – which is typical – destroys the trust that the City needs to […]

Leading from the Front – Pay Cuts For Elected Officials

05 Mar
An ordinance reducing the salaries of the Mayor and Council in the City of Maple Heights.

Ordinance 2015-09 was introduced last night (see video above). This legislation proposes to reduce the salaries of Council and the Mayor beginning in 2016. This measure would realize a cost savings of $37,000 for the City annually. Furthermore, it would show that we, as elected officials, are serious and willing to share in the pain […]