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Cleveland: An example of a Strong Growth Coalition
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Gateway Development Cleveland had been losing population and losing jobs Cleveland Browns (NFL) had moved to Baltimore in 1996 There had been talk of building new stadiums for the Indians and the Browns all the way back to the 1980s
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Voters don’t want to pay 1984: Voters turned down a referendum to raise property taxes county-wide in order to fund two new stadiums Vote went down by a large margin: 65% to 35%
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The strong growth coalition in Cleveland Anchored by a CEO-only organization called “Cleveland Tomorrow” Emerged as a reaction to the mayoral term of Dennis Kucinich Founded in 1981 by chairman of TRW, chairman of Eaton, CEO of Premier Industrial Corp, and publisher of The Plain Dealer (main newspaper in Cleveland)
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Cleveland Tomorrow’s Vision for Growth Large, visible public projects to restore the city’s image with outsiders Created a blueprint called Civic Vision 2000: keeping the Indians in town was
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