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April HHSA meetings focused on housing, transportation, medical respite and recovery

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging Committee met on April 5th, 2023, to consider several contracts. The meeting was Chaired by Vice Chairman Martin Sweeney. The first item considered was an award of $10,000 over two years to Enterprise Community Partners. The funds were administered because of the American Rescue Plan Act, from...


GCRTA CEO discusses future of public transportation with Human Services Advocacy Network

Approximately 40 guests attended the winter meeting of the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) on December 10. The event featured special guest India Birdsong, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). Birdsong, who came to Cleveland only a few months ago from Nashville, reflected on her time in...


Transportation budget gains bi-partisan approval, Governor’s signature

By Sam Sobul, Public Policy and External Affairs Intern William Tarter Jr., Public Policy and External Affairs Associate House Bill 62, otherwise known as the 2020-2021 transportation budget was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday, April 3. With DeWine’s signature on the legislation, which featured no line-item vetoes, the process came to an...


Ohio Transportation Funding 101

By: William Tarter, Jr., WTarter@CommunitySolutions.com Sam Sobul, SSobul@CommunitySolutions.com Introduction The DeWine administration unveiled the biennium transportation budget on February 21. Before the Ohio General Assembly examines the budget, The Center for Community Solutions wanted to provide a primer of what gets decided in the transportation budget, the process that the transportation budget goes through, and...


A Recap of Governor DeWine’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure

On Wednesday, February 6 about 100 people packed a hearing room at the Rhodes Tower in Columbus for the second meeting of the Ohio Governor’s Advisory Council on Transportation Infrastructure. The council of 15 individuals, assembled by Governor Mike DeWine in late January, met for the very first time the day before. The committee was...