Tuesday, February 10, 2009

lee is coming to town

not that Lee.

However, the Lieutenant Governor will coming to Youngstown on february 17th to examine the city's neighborhoods and meet its residents.

[but hey, some quick Dukes of Hazard trivia: The original Daisy Duke, Catherine Bach, is from Youngstown (warren). And the tv show was distributed by Warner Bros., who were also from Youngstown.]

At the invitation of the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative (MVOC), Lt. Gov. Fisher and staff from the Ohio Department of Development will be in town all day to hear from the community.

The goal: illustrate to Lee Fisher that Youngstown is organized and focused, and hungry for an adequate level of cooperation from the state, especially regarding vacant properties.

The location: Union Baptist Church (downtownish - Arlington Heights) at 528 Lincoln Avenue 44503 to begin at 12pm. lunch is provided. but you MUST rsvp here to attend, as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

My personal wish: The Ohio government realizes Youngstown is worth investing tech-based economic funds in addition to neighborhood stabilization funds. Youngstown should be a pilot city for the Ohio Hubs of Innovation program.

city stabilization + economic development investments = improved quality of life

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