Cleveland’s Leaders Are ‘Old and Not Smart’ and Other Weaknesses of Our Civic Culture

by | Aug 27, 2018

By Sam Allard, Cleveland Scene


During a deep-dive discussion at the City Club Friday about The Two Tomorrows report, an in-depth regional economic development assessment and road map published earlier this year by the Fund for Our Economic Future, attendees were asked to name the strengths and weakness of Cleveland’s civic culture.

The discussion occurred prior to a City Club Forum tackling regional economic development issues, which was billed, at least initially, as a follow-up to lawyer Jon Pinney’s “Dead Last” City Club talk in June.

Guests at the morning session forcefully declared that they are impatient with Cleveland’s leaders, whom they regard as aging and territorial and resistant to change.


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