We join Greater Cleveland Congregations and Oppose the Q Renovation Deal #NOTALLIN
Late last year, it was announced that the Quicken Loans Arena would be seeking public funds to upgrade their facility. This renovation will likely cost, including interest, $282 million, with $160 million coming from public sources. The proposed rehab of the Q is an opportunity for the people of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to end their silence and start to be citizens instead of spectators to the decisions impacting their communities.
This is an opportunity to break with a past where such projects are routinely rubber stamped. When RTA is facing more rate hikes and service cuts, the City of Cleveland just raised income tax to make payroll, and many neighborhoods around the county are still in decline… We deem this renovation to be a breach of public trust and a gross misuse of public funds. We will not stand by while those elected to lead us redefine progress as working people subsidizing billionaires.
We are actively organizing to prevent this deal and would like to encourage everyone to join us at the next County Council meeting, Tuesday, February 14th (2079 E 9th St @5pm.) While we are #ALLIN and support our champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, we are NOT ALL IN when it comes to backroom deals to spend down Northeast Ohio’s future. Please, contact your County Council person and relay your concern about this deal.
Cuyahoga County Council Contact Information:
District 8: Pernel Jones, Jr., Vice-President (216) 698-2019 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit our Website cuycpc.org/notallin or call Steve Holecko @ 440-220-1874
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Currently, Ohio's minimum wage is $8.10 an hour... far below what would be considered a living wage, even by conservative standards. However, a $15 minimum wage is a living wage here in Cuyahoga County but it is NOT YET the minimum wage. The Progressive Caucus is committed to increasing the standard of living for every person in the Cuyahoga County who suffers from wages far below what is required to make ends meet. This would be a HUGE step toward ending poverty locally. We are teaming up with Rise Up Cleveland to help pass legislation that would increase Cleveland's minimum wage to $15 per hour. Read the Proposed Ordinance HERE.
About Rise Up Cleveland
Raise Up Cleveland is a movement to make poverty history. We won't stop until we ensure all workers have a path to $15 per hour and union rights, affordable child care, quality long-term care and properly address racism, discrimination, and injustice in our community.
In just two short weeks we were able to gather 28,662 signatures on a petition to raise the minimum wage in the city of Cleveland to $15 per hour. Now we are focused on reaching out to our City Council representatives to encourage them to act on this important issue.
What About Small Business??
Some claim that this proposed ordinance would hurt or even kill small businesses like restaurants. This is false. Here are some highlights from the ordinance:
- Companies with 25 or fewer employees will be completely exempt from paying the $15 wage and are only subject to the state minimum of $8.10.
- Family owned establishments will be allowed to pay family members as well as "casual workers" the state minimum.
- Employees who receive tips that equal (when combined with their wage) $15 or more per hour will be exempt. Meaning nothing will change for many food service staff.
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