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Thanks to the cities of South Euclid and Cleveland Heights for addressing sign ordinances with First Interstate. Now to Lyndhurst...

posted Oct 25, 2011, 12:14 PM by CFO Info
1. The officials in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights enforced their sign ordinances and the signs along Oakwood have been removed!
An Oakwood supporter noticed that the signs were gone and wrote: "Sometimes the system really does work".
The system certainly worked this time
We thank these officials, in particular Mr. Lograsso and Mr. Wong, for their prompt and cordial response to our concern.

2. Last Thursday we contacted Lyndhurst city officials and asked that they review the placement of First Interstate's signs along the boundary of Legacy Village; the signs appeared to be out of compliance with the Lyndhurst ordinances.
We emailed Mayor Cicero, the Building Commissioner, Mr. Kunz, and attempted to email the Lyndhurst Law Director, but he has no email listed.
We have heard nothing back.
We wonder if it may be difficult for Mayor Cicero to ask First Interstate to comply to the city's rules. First Interstate was the largest contributor to Mayor Cicero's last campaign; Mr. Cicero won by 16 votes.

Is it possible for a city the size of Lyndhurst or South Euclid to hold on to the power to govern when dealing with First Interstate, a large corporation with global investors?

Has First Interstate shown itself to be trustworthy?
Has First Interstate dealt fairly with the citizens of South Euclid this far?
First Interstate tried twice to prevent citizens from voting on the referendum. The Ohio Supreme Court twice ruled in favor of the citizens of South Euclid.
First Interstate has said on several occasions that the referendum will not matter anyway.
First Interstate has placed its signs in an illegal manner in 3 cities.
The city with the closest ties with First Interstate is the only city not to enforcing its own sign ordinances.
Certainly, this situation with the signs is not a big deal. But does it reflect First Interstate's lack of respect for the city governments it deals with?

If you would like to ask Lyndhurst officials to evaluate the apparent illegal placement of signs along Legacy Village, their contact information is below.

Joseph Cicero
5301 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
(440) 442-5777

Councilman At Large:
Dale J. Fisher
5691 Wellington Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Home: (440) 442-4916

Councilman At Large:
Joseph Marko
5180 Spencer Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Home: (440) 473-9704

Councilman At Large:
Charles A. LoPresti
1144 Haverston Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Home: (440) 461-1144
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