Welcome! This free speech community journal was created so the Maple Heights African American community could share videos, photos, events, articles, posts, ideas, thoughts, and information.  We're now exclusively on Facebook, so don't forget to also check out our Facebook page.  Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Don't forget to attend Maple Heights City Council Meetings

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

Time: 7pm / you are allowed to speak
caucus is at 6:30pm in a separate room from council meetings (you can't speak in caucus, but you can listen)

Where:  Maple Heights Senior Center,15901 Libby Rd., Maple Heights, OH 44137


1. The city's finances (are we in debt and how much?; Do we owe more than we have coming in as revenue? & if so, How long has it been that way?)

2. Maple Heights crime statistics and where to find them online, or elsewhere ..

3. What employees are protected from being laid off?  How many of that group are African Americans and what's the %age of the total group?

4. How many African Americans were laid off this year and last year?

5. Will the 2013 "Music in the Park" and the "Mayor's Splash Parties" have a significant # of African American musicians that are proportional to the # of African Americans in this city; and will there be an effort to have more of those musicians be residents of  Maple Heights? 

6. What department had the most layoffs?  How many African Americans were in that department?

What other questions would you like to ask, or comments would you like to make?   

African Americans are 70% or more of Maple Heights population (2010 census pop # 23,138)  

Meetings during the months of June, July, and August, are held only on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the same time and location. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting council meeting last night. Heard the mayor left early. This post must have really gotten to him. Oh well ... handwriting on the wall