Before the world hit peak “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” hours, local government officials were deep in meeting mode. Here are some things Documenters covered for this week’s episode: Cuyahoga County loans $1.7 million to a Meijer grocery store project, Cleveland City Council discusses a half-billion-dollar internet infrastructure proposal, and security workers at a county building’s desire to unionize. 

Listen to this week’s Public Meetings Report here:

The Documenters whose work contributed to this episode are:

  • Kellie Morris
  • Michaylah Burch 
  • Carolyn Cooper, and
  • Emma Sedlak.

Their work has been compiled this week by Cleveland Documenters’ Doug-Breehl-Pitorak and Anastazia Vanisko. The Public Meetings Report is produced by Gennifer Harding-Gosnell.

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Show notes:

Signal Cleveland meeting briefs:




Other Info: 

The Public Meetings Report is a weekly audio rundown of what happened in local government meetings here in Greater Cleveland – in five minutes or less! The show is based on the work of Cleveland Documenters – residents like you who are trained and paid to document these meetings for the public. Produced by Signal Cleveland, Cleveland Documenters and WOVU 95.9 FM

Gennifer Harding-Gosnell, Freelance Audio Producer(she/her)
Gennifer is a news writer returning to her first love, radio. She holds a MA in Journalism from Kingston University in the UK, and has spent the last couple years as a Cleveland Documenter.

Cleveland Documenters pays and trains people to cover public meetings where government officials discuss important issues and decide how to spend taxpayer money.

Managing Editor, Community (he/they)
Lawrence, a 2022 Stanford JSK Community Impact Fellow, was most recently field coordinator for Cleveland Documenters, where they led the recruitment of more than 600 Greater Cleveland residents. They bring a wealth of knowledge about journalism, civic engagement and technology. Lawrence has worked in non-commercial media for over 28 years, including 11 years at Ideastream where they focused on civic engagement and media production.