This video was produced a number of years ago and was posted on my blog but it’s worth posting again. It a long video but worth watching if you want to get the history of how we got to this insane period of time when hysteria as taken hold of the body politic and is pushing us down a path of total destruction. If we really try to stop using carbon based fuels for energy billions of people will die.
Jack Petsche and his squad are the foot soldiers of the movement to take over the local state and federal government. I have been fighting this movement for over 14 years now. I have seen this movement take over a good portion of the federal government then move to the state level and now its infiltrating the local governments. The colleges and universities are lost and now we are losing the high schools and elementary schools.
If we do not stop this progressive movement our grad kids will be living in a Marxist controlled political system that will be exactly as what was described in George Orwell’s 1949 famous book “1984.” With the tech now available to those that crave power this future world will be a living hell.
Wake up people use your God given brains and wake up before its to late. Start by not voting for Comrade Petsche and any of the Squad.
I posted this video the other day but this time I’m adding to the the local progressive take over of the city of Brecksville, Ohio as it very scary and absolutely true. In my opinion Douglas Murray and the host Peter Robinson don’t go as far as they should in describing our future. The current culture wars are playing out everywhere in the name of social justice, identity politics, and intersectionality this movement will destroy Europe in the next couple of years and if we can’t hold America in 2020 all of Western Civilization will end.
The Ohio Ethics Commission is investigating Brecksville Councilman Jack Petsche and his firm, USA Roofing, Inc., and the way USA Roofing bid on Becksville city contracts. (Bob Sandrick, special to cleveland.com)
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Here is a timeline of events related to Councilman Jack Petsche and his firm, USA Roofing Inc., bidding on two municipal projects over the last two years, based on interviews and meeting minutes. Click here for the main story.
2014: The city chooses Panzica Construction Co. in Cleveland to construct its new police station on Brecksville Road, across from City Hall.
May 18, 2017: Petsche says USA Roofing receives an invitation from Panzica to bid as a subcontractor on the Brecksville police station project. The two firms have worked together on several past projects. Petsche says the invitation came through The Builders Exchange, a construction industry website.
June 2, 2017: USA Roofing sends a bid for the Brecksville police station project to Panzica.
Aug. 8, 2017: Petsche files petitions to run for Brecksville City Council, according to Cuyahoga County Board of Elections records. Petsche says he doesn’t remember when he pulled petitions to run.
Aug. 23, 2017: USA Roofing sends a revised bid for the police station job to Panzica. That same month, Panzica accepts USA Roofing’s bid, Petsche says.
Sept. 13, 2017: Petsche says Panzica gives the city a list of its subcontractors, including USA Roofing, thus notifying the city that USA Roofing is involved in the police station project. However, Brecksville Law Director David Matty said Panzica’s subcontractor list only included the name “USA,” making it hard to know precisely who the subcontractor was.
Oct. 9, 2017: Panzica issues purchase order to USA Roofing for police station roof, according to Petsche.
November 2017: Petsche is elected to city council.
December 2017: USA Roofing signs official contract with Panzica for the police station roof. When asked this week why he didn’t seek legal counsel at this point, Petsche told cleveland.com, “It didn’t occur to me. I thought it was a private contract between USA Roofing and Panzica.”
Jan. 2, 2018: Petsche is sworn in as Brecksville councilman.
Jan. 8, 2018: Panzica signs contract with USA Roofing for the police station roof. The contract is for $154,000, according to Petsche.
April 17, 2018: Council unanimously approves issuing $500,000 in notes to help pay for the new police station. Petsche takes part in the vote and does not abstain, telling cleveland.com earlier this week that council had already approved borrowing money for the project.
May 15, 2018: Council unanimously approves issuing $2 million in bonds to help pay for the new police station. Petsche takes part in the vote.
June-August 2018: USA Roofing installs most of the police station roof. Touchups are still needed, Petsche says.
July-August 2018: USA Roofing submits a $4,812 change order to Panzica for the police station roof. Panzica refuses to pay that amount and after negotiating with USA Roofing, Panzica agrees to pay an additional $2,406 for the roof work, according to Matty. Ultimately, council would vote down a larger change order from Panzica that included the extra money for USA Roofing.
Aug. 7, 2018: City Council unanimously approves an increase in the police station design fee for Perspectus Architecture in Cleveland. Petsche takes part in the vote. He told cleveland.com earlier this week that he didn’t see a conflict of interest in voting because taxpayer money going to Perspectus had nothing to do with Panzica or USA Roofing.
Feb. 2, 2019: USA Roofing “substantially” completes the police station roof, Petsche says.
Feb. 5, 2019: According to meeting minutes, Petsche recuses himself from a council discussion regarding a $59,507 change order Panzica had requested. When Matty asked why he was recusing himself, Petsche said he “is doing a lot of work with Panzica Construction” and wants to avoid the appearance of impropriety. He didn’t say he was working on the police station roof, however. “I’m shocked they didn’t know,” Petsche told cleveland.com ealier this week. “It’s a small town.”
At this meeting, Councilman Dennis Rose also abstains from the Panzica discussion. He says Panzica is a client of his law firm, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP in Cleveland.
March 5, 2019: Council rejects the change order Panzica had requested in a 5-0 vote. Both Petsche and Rose abstain.
At the same meeting, council voted unanimously to amend its pricing agreement with Panzica for the police station project. Petsche said he participated in the vote because the pricing amendment involved extra costs for gabion baskets and the dispatch center and had nothing to do with the police station roof.
Also at the March 5 meeting, council unanimously agreed to issues $6.5 million in bonds to help pay for renovation and expansion of the city’s aquatics center. Petsche takes part in the vote.
May 2, 2019: City officials open bids for the aquatics center project. They noticed USA Roofing on the list of subcontractors from Seitz Builders Inc., the firm that would be selected for the job. City officials notified Seitz that the city would not approve USA Roofing as a subcontractor because it was Petsche’s company.
May 21, 2019: Petsche takes part in a unanimous vote to suspend council’s rules requiring three readings of legislation and vote on a contract with Seitz for $7.1 million. However, Petsche abstains from the vote that actually awards the aquatics center contract to Seitz.
Petsche said that before the meeting, he told council members Laura Redinger and Michael Harwood that he had submitted a bid for the aquatics center roof and was negotiating a contract with Seitz. Harwood said that was false, and according to Redinger, Petsche had only said he was “having discussions with Seitz.”
Petsche then tells council he had erred by even voting to suspend the rules on the Seitz vote and advised council to schedule another meeting and re-vote.
May 27, 2019: Council holds a special meeting on Memorial Day to revote on suspending the rules and approving the Seitz contract, this time without Petsche present.
June 11, 2019: Petsche says the Ohio Ethics Commission calls and interviews him about the police station and aquatics center projects. Someone had filed an anonymous complaint with the commission about USA Roofing’s involvement in those jobs.
Aug. 6, 2019: Petsche submits petitions to the elections board to run for Brecksville mayor. That same day, he abstains on a council vote to increase the contract with Perspectus for the police station design. Matty says it’s the first time that Petsche reveals that USA Roofing, his firm, was working on the city’s police station.
Aug. 20, 2019: At a council meeting, Matty announces that the city has been served with a subpoena related to a “criminal investigation” of USA Roofing and its contracts for municipal jobs. Petsche said there is no criminal investigation, and to say so is to “slander my good name.”
Sept. 3, 2019: Council discusses possibly impeaching Petsche for allegedly violating state code and the city charter, due to USA Roofing’s contracts for city work.
Sept. 17, 2019: Councilwoman Kim Veras asks Petsche to resign for his sake and the sake of the city. Petsche reads a statement, saying council is overreacting by considering impeachment. Council gives Petsche’s attorney until Sept. 25 to respond to Veras’ request that Petsche resign.
Sept. 25, 2019: Petsche’s attorney, Peter Pattakos, says Petsche will not resign and will fight any attempt to remove him from office. Pattakos says Petsche did nothing wrong.
Meanwhile, Petsche announces that he will suspend his run for mayor. However, last week, he tells cleveland.com he is resuming his mayoral run.
Jack Petsche, (currently under an Ohio Ethics Law investigation) and the A Better Brecksville slate of city council candidates (his squad) shown above are trying to turn Brecksville residents against each other with reckless claims and a false narrative about the shortfall in sewer assessments collected by Cuyahoga County for the Four Seasons neighborhood.
HERE’S THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FOUR SEASONS SEWER ASSESSMENTS
1) The vast majority of homeowners in the Four Seasons had no way of knowing that they were not paying the correct amount for sewer assessments, because, starting in Year 3 of the development’s existence, any buyer of a sub lot or home would have seen only the incorrect assessment amount that was provided with their title insurance and on all of their property tax bills for the next 15 years from the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer.
2)State law prevents Brecksville from suing the County for failure to deliver the correct amount of assessments.If the City were to collect additional payments from any of the Four Seasons homeowners, the entire $90,000 offered by Cuyahoga County as a contribution to make up for its error would revert back to the County. Legislation to approve the terms of the settlement agreement with the County was read publicly at 3 City Council meetings.
3) If the City had placed liens on properties in the Four Seasons, homeowners could claim that the liens were fraudulent and sue the City, just as they could, if a bank had provided them with a mortgage payment schedule that was incorrect. Recent Four Seasons home buyers certainly would resist paying to make up for the amounts that were under billed to previous owners. The City would incur tens of thousands of dollars or more in legal fees.
4) Tax dollars are NOT being used to pay monthly water & sewer usage fees for the Four Seasons. Each Brecksville homeowner pays only his/her own monthly usage fees.
5) Taxes will NOT be increased to pay off the water and sewer improvement bond for the Four Seasons Development. Because City projects have been tightly managed over many years, there are excess monies in the City’s bond retirement funds account that will cover all but $30,000 of the shortfall for the Four Seasons water and sewer improvements.
6) State law (ORC 5705.14) specifically precludes the excess bond retirement funds from being used for any purpose other than the retirement of bonds. Any excess funds could NOT be diverted to fund future recreation department programs or other city services.
7)The City has REPEATEDLY contributed excess infrastructure funds to lower the assessments paid by individual homeowners for sewer improvements in neighborhoods throughout Brecksville, including the Southern Estates, Echo Hills, Whitewood Road, Hilton Road and Riverview Road neighborhoods. These expenditures were made in the full light of day and without objection from anyone in the community.
8) City Council plans to reduce the assessment costs for individual homeowners benefitting from the Chippewa Road and Calvin Drive sewer improvements project by having the City contribute to that project in a similar manner. No one has objected.
For everything from trash collection to ambulance services to public infrastructure, the City of Brecksville has a tradition of reducing residents’ out-of-pocket costs so it’s more affordable for everyone, young and old, to live here. Class warfare is NOT part of our community’s DNA.
While President Trump’s brash style and idiosyncrasies offend some people, he appears to be the only leader not beholding to, or corrupted by the Deep State; and governing for the good of America, not the NWO
Did you know that in the second half of the 20th century, a United Nations plan to transform America into a UN satellite was implemented? Worse, this globalist transformation continues today. UN regulations are already embedded into our government agencies and the transformation of our Republic into a socialist state is well underway. This article shows how globalism came to NASA, and America.
While America’s transformation was initiated by worldwide globalists, it was our own presidents to who pulled the triggers to dissolve America’s heritage of Freedom, and replace Constitutional rule with the rules of the New World Order.
Below are the stepping stones to the NWO, which the globalists have already taken.
In 1976, American globalist politicians wrote a Declaration of Interdependence, which states: “Two centuries ago our forefathers brought forth a new nation; now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order.” This was signed by 105 Democrats and 13 Republican members of Congress, “with cooperation” from the Council of Foreign Relations and the US Council of the International Chamber of Commerce.
In 1987, European Socialist Gro Brundtland (a former VP of Socialist International) wrote a report for the United Nations called “Our Common Future,” which invented the concept of “Sustainable Development (SD).” Her report stated: “Sustainable development requires meeting the “basic needs of all.” Therefore if you define SD, you control how to meet the “basic needs of all.” The concept of SD is the foundation of Agenda 21.
In 1991, President George H. W. Bush (1988-1992) made his notorious NWO announcement: “to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders!” It’s stunning to hear an announcement from a sitting president that advocates America be part of a globalist government.
Then in 1992, President George H. W. Bush signed the UN Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Treaty, known as Agenda 21. It uses social engineering to control all human activity, and is based on the UN’s principle of SD. When President Bush signed Agenda 21, not only did he make good on his promise to create a NWO; but committed the US to implement the UN’s Agenda 21 regulations.
President George H. W. Bush’s signing of the Agenda 21, can be summarized as:
“He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.” That phrase was written into the Declaration of Independence as a reason for going to war against England! And in 1992, America did nothing! Did the Deep State already own Congress then?
However, one politician who was excited at the opportunity to make America subservient to the UN was Nancy Pelosi. In August 1992, Representative Pelosi sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 353, to announce the Democrat Party’s desire that Agenda 21 should be the law of America. It passed the House on 10-2-1992. The Resolution had 63 cosponsors (Dem 53, Rep 9, Ind 1).
Agenda 21 is 351 pages of regulations that control every sector of society, all justified by the UN’s invented term “sustainable development.” Think of Agenda 21 as a virus that is slowly dissolving capitalism and our Constitution, and replacing them with a “command and control” socialist order based upon the ambiguous term “Sustainable Development.”
In 1993, President William J. Clinton (1992-2000) signed the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). In 1994, this agreement also created the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), an EPA partnership with Mexico and Canada, organized like a UN division and run by a Secretariat.
In 1998, President Clinton ordered all federal agencies to follow the Agenda 21 regulations as official US policy. (Image below is from his Executive Order in Federal Register.)
Some media outlets still call Agenda 21 a hoax and claim it is non-binding (i.e. voluntary).
President George W. Bush (2000-2008) was also a proponent of Agenda 21. What happens after divide and conquer; unite and rule. Thus in 2005, our “government consultants,” the Council of Foreign Relations, issued a report called, “The North American Community,” which laid the groundwork for a North American Union (NAU).
So for the duration of George W. Bush’s presidency, creating the North American Union was on the back burner. However, the Deep State still has hope. If there are no plans for a NAU, why does the US government still operate the CEC 11 years after “W” left office? There is no reason for the CEC to exist, other than its intended purpose, to be the Headquarters of the NAU.
President Obama’s (2008-2016), administration planned and implemented the ultimate NWO takeover, a covert plan to affect a coup against president elect Donald Trump, and deliver America to the NWO, via H. Clinton. The fact that the plan was implemented by our intelligence agencies should tell you our Republic is on the brink.
“Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.”—Robert A. Heinlein
No doubt the covert members of the Deep State will continue their attacks on President Trump as long as he holds office, focus on neutralizing our Constitutional Rights, and attacking judges to reduce public confidence in the entire judicial system.
In fact, our First Amendment is under extreme attack; from the FBI! In 2011, FBI agents illegally hacked into reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s laptop when she worked for CBS. Computer experts found proprietary software on it, and determined the source of the hack was the FBI.
Unbelievably, Attkisson lost (because FBI Director Wray refuses to name the agents) her first case but is appealing. But what happens if she loses? Won’t this set a precedent that allows any government agency to hack into our computers at will…legally?
While Americans are fortunate that the election of Donald Trump has slowed our momentum towards a NWO; an analysis of the presidential actions above present a new jolting reality for Americans:
When it comes to globalism and destroying our Republic, there is no difference between these Republican and Democrat presidents, they all advocated for the NWO.
The presidents listed above all ruled by Executive Orders to steer our Republic into the globalist NWO.
Currently, establishment Republican and Democrat presidential candidates cannot be trusted to lead America, or save the Republic. Therefore, while President Trump’s brash style and idiosyncrasies offend some people, he appears to be the only leader not beholding to, or corrupted by the Deep State; and governing for the good of America, not the NWO.
And that is how NASA became a cheerleader for the NWO.
The NWO — Socialism, by definition, requires a powerful central government to achieve its objectives. The creation of the EU was one of the methods to establish an all powerful central government in Europe. A secondary movement was started in the Americas but has failed, so far. However the Democrat party, (political heart of this movement) and the National media (propaganda hart of this movement) have taken on the objective of destroying the conservative (believer’s in the Constitution) segment of the country. We are now in a cold civil war with the outcome to be determined in the next dozen years; three presidential cycles. Trump will win reelection so who follows him will be the key.
The progressive democrats i.e. AOC and their funding sources i.e. George Soros are trying to put into local governments those that believe we need a single party system and have made significant in roads to achieving this. Jack Petsche is of of those selected to take over the country at the local level. And to be honest I don’t know if Petsche is intelligent enough to see what his small part in this takeover of our political system is. Personally I don’t think so from what I have seen as he make way to many mistakes in what he is doing.
Comrade Petsche and his squad can not be allowed to take over Brecksville they are very very dangerous!
Shortly after Comrade Petsche’s became a council person in Brecksville in January 2018 the mood in city city turned from a friendly family oriented place to one where factions developed and Citizens were turned against each other. These changes where directly related to the antics of Comrade Petsche. On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 after a long and contentious debate all the members of Brecksville City Council voted unanimously to give council person Comrade Petsche until Tuesday, September 25 to resign or face action by City Council to remove him from office, per the City Charter.
This was the result of Comrade Petsche withhold certain critical information from the city. Since the withholding was obviously an issue to even a first year attorney why would someone as experienced as Comrade Petsche do so except for personal gain or even worse to create a situation. I don’t know the reason but I can ask the question why would some one do what Comrade Petsche did?
The city Law Director has determined that Petsche violated the section of the City Charter which states that a member of City Council “shall not directly or indirectly solicit contract for, receive or be interested in any profit or emolument for or on account of any contract, job work or service for or with the municipality.” And Petsche has done so repeatedly.
Comrade Petsche should resign or be removed from office by City Council.
Note: as a former Green Beret and also having a degree in economics I have been trained to be able to detect threats form those attempting to change our constitutional Republic into some kind of Marxist based socialist democracy. It is my opinion that Comrade Petsche is following the principles outlined in Saul D. Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to fundamentally change Brecksville.
I’m going to be very blunt in this post since I have been studying the climate change destruction of the world narrative since the 90’s and at my age I have lived through the entire movement from the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on December 2, 1970 to the current AOC New Green Deal. I have several patents in the energy field including one for an advanced vertical axis wind turbine. But more importantly I have reviewed the IPCC methods and models and found that they lack candor. Patrick More one of the founders of Green Peace gives one of the best presentations of what happened to the old Green Peace and turned it into an aggressive progressive agency supporting the AOC New Green Deal movement today; which is not about making the planet cleaner or better but of destroying the human race. Watch the Moore presentation then read the rest of this post; (from Martin Armstrong) but keep in mind that Petsche and his squad are the foot soldiers of the movement that More and Armstrong warn us about.
The rest of this post is taken from the work of Martin Armstrong who is a very famous economist/AI developer who also agrees that the IPCC is wrong and there is no significant man made climate change. The movement that embraces this view is really a Marxist/globalist take over of Western Civilization. from Armstrong, “I have had some interesting conversations of late with people I would say are among the power-brokers who tend to pour money into the pockets of politicians to get a favored status. There is a rising concern that perhaps in Europe they have assumed this was just fear politics about climate and they have ignored it as just a side-show to get people to support the government and raise their taxes to fight climate change. There is a sense of more concern beginning to emerge for the elites are at last starting to notice that this may have gone way too far and it is unfolding as a war against capitalism. Unfortunately, they may have simply overslept way too long. Donating to politicians is not going to save the day.
There is a concern that the German auto industry will be devastated by all this excessive climate change issue. They assumed that perhaps they could make money creating wind farms but that has been a failure in Germany. The policies that intended to shut down nuclear power in Germany after the Japanese disaster has caused some to take notice that there is a serious problem facing Europe. Cutting off nuclear power when this climate change demand is going on to shut down gas-powered automobiles is exposing Germany, in particular, to a potential economic disaster. The power grids of Europe will NEVER handle replacing all gas-power cars with electricity. Air traffic cannot be replaced with electric engines. They are moving to outlaw short flights, but then people have to drive, take buses, and trains. About 44% of Germany electric power is generated by coal.
This is also where there seems to be an unspoken agenda to get even with Germany. They see the auto industry as the Achilles’ heel for German success. Germany may soon find that it can be subjugated by Brussels in ways they never thought possible. The play tough with Britain insisted by France knows full well that the #1 European market for German cars is Britain. Refusing a reasonable deal with Britain will hurt Germany the most and some even believe to the quiet pleasure of French politicians behind closed doors.
While my discussions have been with people who attend these elite conferences that others often associate with conspiracy theories of dominating the world, I can attest that they are no more in charge of the world economy than anyone reading this blog. The Club may have a get-out-of-jail-free card and never are prosecuted, but they ALWAYS lose on their manipulations and run to governments for bailouts. Even there they may have overstayed their welcome when the next one comes crashing down. So much for being in control!
The elites I have spoken to know our model and keep an eye on things. The Monetary Crisis Cycle coming due is also the convergence of many factors, not the least of which it is also the Pi turning point for Germany – October 3rd, 1990 German unification. Even the elites are starting to smell a crisis in the wind. But with all the people forecasting a recession now and Trump demanding zero or negative interest rates, I know one thing. They will all be wrong for what is unfolding is nothing like the last debacle which they always predict – the last war syndrome.
My discussions have been about this leftist agenda which the elite have ignored as a passing trend pretty much up there with the election of Donald Trump. They want to talk and respect that our computer has been the only thing to accurately forecast not just the bull market in the US shares, the capital concentration into the USA, the slow painful economic recession in Europe which has been like watching paint dry, but also the fact that it forecast the Trump and BREXIT victories, the chaos in Japan, and the trends in India and Southeast Asia not to mention the collapse of the Swiss Peg and the ERM crisis from the beginning of the Euro. They are becoming concerned and I see this ironically as right on schedule for the turning point come January 2020.
They respect one thing. This is not all accomplished by some personal opinion which starts with the phrase “I think.” We are headed into a period that NO PERSON can forecast from an opinion perspective for this is not something anyone has seen in their lifetime and you really have to go past the Great Depression before you can catch a glimpse of what we face.
There is NO PLACE left of the earth that is not moving into crisis mode. Normally, I have been running around the world getting called in from one crisis to another. But they have been isolated crises. Now we are facing crises on every continent and it is all simultaneous. To survive this total complete mess, it will take a computer to monitor everything and sort out the correlations.
This is by far the worst I have personally ever seen on top of the complete meltdown in the civility within politics. This is how republics die. They are not instruments for one side to suppress the opponent. Yet that is now the objective – crush the opposition at all costs. There can be no long-term management of the economy when we vacillate back and forth between two extremes. The common ground no longer exists.
Just maybe the elite powers that are behind the curtain have been starting to wake up and realize they are the target of this climate change agenda. Welcome to the other side of the political table. It is time to wake up before they come knocking door to door with energy police. This is a hunt for money and it will leave nobody untouched.”
The progressives, like Jack Petsche, are fixated on creating a Utopia every place they reside. Unfortunately, as we know, utopias do not exist and when despite a 100% failure the progressives are consistently trying to find a way to make it work. Apparently progressives are stuck in a mental state that is divorced from reality. For example creating bike lanes on all the streets so the citizens can bike to work and stop driving those evil SUV’s. Now where did this insane concept come from? Oh, it came from the same place that gave us WW I and WW II Europe; now that makes perfect sense.
European cities were created thousands of years ago many during the formation of the Roman Empire. The streets were laid out to accommodate foot, horse and carriage traffic and were narrow winding paths with multi story building on both sides. Now of course there were larger avenues but the narrow lanes were very common. So European and all the worlds cities that were settled back then were densely populated communities with a infrastructure appropriate for the time they were created.
American cities started that way but because of the vast open lands the people rejected the dense crowed cities and spread out especially after the automobile was invented over a hundred years ago. The result was that after WW II large portions of the working class moved into the open lands around the central cities forming “bedroom” communities. To support this thousands of roads were constructed and the Interstate highway system was created to speed up access as well. So the bottom line today is unlike European cities American cities are set up for cars and long commutes that are just not suited for bike and/or scooter traffic world.
So what we have today is a movement that would work in Europe but not in America bike lanes make absolutely no sense here!
Akron Beacon Journal 9-12-18
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Hellish roads, good intentions
Kenmore Boulevard is no longer. It is Kenmore Street or Avenue with traffic down to one lane in each direction, parking spaces dropped into the center and bike lanes at the curb. The lovely boulevard which years ago featured streetcars on the median strip is gone.
Similarly, Canton Road, north of East Market, formerly four lanes of flowing traffic, is now two lanes with a turn lane in the middle and, of course, bike lanes on both sides.
The biggest mess of all is East Exchange westbound from the expressway past the university. Four lanes are now two, parking eliminated and, of course, bike lanes on the school side of the street. Traffic is constantly backed up to Carroll Street. Emergency vehicles get caught in gridlock trying to get to Akron General Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
Merchants must be losing business because of the lack of parking and congestion. To bypass this parking lot, you can go down Buchtel Avenue to the university and get downtown to another destruction project which will have traffic down to two lanes on Main Street and, of course, you guessed it, more bike lanes. Never mind all of the 20- to 30-year-old trees taken down.
These government “look good,” “feel good” changes are not in the best interest of Akron’s drivers. The
money would be better spent paving more of the city’s awful streets, along with painting lines on the expressway and other four-lane streets, Kenmore Boulevard excluded.
Dennis Murphy, Akron
Akron Beacon Journal 9-12-18
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Nightmare on the boulevard
We were glad to see that Kenmore Boulevard was finally repaved. The crews did a great job. Then they put many gallons of white paint designating no-go zones over most of what was repaved. What were they thinking?
The designated parking in the middle of what used to be a much-used traffic lane is simply dumb. Traffic is forced into one lane each way and anyone turning (left or right) holds up that one lane. While adding a bike lane seems to be the thing to do these days, the way it was done is, again, dumb. Look for chaos when it snows.
How are they going to plow when there are cars parked in the middle of the street and how is anyone going to see all those dumb white lines when it snows? Someone’s dream of a bike-friendly boulevard has become a nightmare for anyone wanting to drive there.
Bill Collins, Akron
Akron Removes Short-Lived Bike Lane Experiment on Exchange
By TIA MYERS-ROCKER • SEP 27, 2018
The City of Akron is closing the newly installed bike lane on East Exchange Street.
Engineers for the city installed the double bike lanes in early August, before University of Akron students returned to campus. The bike lanes are scheduled to be removed October 11.
The Hands on Exchange experiment was an opportunity for the City of Akron to address roadway improvements in the area. They took one lane of traffic out and replaced it with a two-way bike lane. City of Akron Engineering Bureau project manager, Christine Jonke says she met with representatives from the University of Akron to discuss their needs. Jonke says that Exchange Street is “almost a barrier between the students and the main campus,” so they wanted to bring both sides together.
Initially, the University of Akron responded well to the bike lanes, but the City of Akron wanted to hear from the public. Walkers and bikers were encouraged to give feedback on the bike lanes using online surveys, website comments, and phone calls.
This experiment was not successful but Akron hasn’t given up they are going to try again in 2022 when more federal money can be used in wasteful projects that cannot work, nor make sense!
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“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.