Monday, October 28, 2013

Michael Silver for Beachwood City Council

Michael Silver
Silver has been a resident of Beachwood for 17 years. He said he would like to be more responsible for the city’s tax dollars. To do this, he would like to ensure competitive bidding of key contracts and large purchases, reduce administrative overhead and become more cost effective by using Lean Business practices. He would like to eliminate deficit spending and work to roll back the tax increase. He said he would like to cut expenditures for outside marketing firms “charging $120 an hour to post comments on Facebook.”
He also would like to be more open with the residents of Beachwood. This would include providing online access to City Council and other city meetings so residents can attend remotely. It would also include disclosing expenses through monthly financial reports that are posted online so “residents know where our tax dollars are being spent.”
Silver said he also would like to be more respectful of residents. This would include eliminating mayoral appointment of Planning and Zoning Commission members, allowing and providing for resident input at Planning and Zoning meetings, and developing and implementing a master development plan for Commerce Park and the city of Beachwood overall, which can be displayed at City Hall. It also would include protecting residential neighborhoods through controlling zoning changes and existing deed restrictions.

-- Andrew Cass, News-Herald article from Oct. 28, 2013


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