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Loveland - What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

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Transparency, Accountability, Public Engagement - powerful words and we hear them a lot from politicians especially at election time. When Kent Blair was appointed to the vacant council seat he stated “I am a strong supporter of accountability of elected officials to the people they serve, an expectation of inclusion - Loveland should stand for all residents, not the few who lead it.” However, once they are in office do they govern as promised? Is the new council majority led by Mayor Kathy Bailey delivering on this committment of openness and inclusion?

Listen to our latest podcast - click here - where we discuss these questions and the actions of our elected ( and un-elected) representatives.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland.

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Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

What Is Bike Shedding?

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Bikes, sheds, what the heck are you talking about?

According to Wikipedia, the term bike-shed effect or bike-shedding was coined as a metaphor to illuminate the law of triviality. Bike-shedding is when time and energy is spent disproportionately on trivial matters. Does the Loveland City Council majority engage in the practice of bike shedding?

Listen to our latest podcast - click here - where we discuss this issue and give examples of council members actions and questions related to decisions that impact our community.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland.

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Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Our Purpose

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Eye on Loveland and The Loveland Tattler were conceived as organizations to watch and report the words and actions of city officials and elected representatives. We are a watchdog group. Our websites and podcasts are where we discuss the issues and decision making process regarding the Loveland community. Our mission is to provide information to you. We will present the facts gathered from the various sources and make that information available to the public. It is our hope that you, the ordinary citizen, will become an effective advocate for your beliefs. Our call to action - Be Informed, Be Involved, Be Influential.

Known as a watchdog to the Loveland city government, people have approached us with information about individuals in and around Loveland Ohio. Many times, these stories are “rumor” backed by very little facts. We will not write or talk about stories fueled by rumor. We will also not write or talk about the personal matters of those in authority if their actions have no relation to the use, or misuse, of public resources provided to them by taxpayers. The many people who live, work, and play in Loveland Ohio all have their own individual lives. They have sadness and joy that is shared with the people closest to them. We respect the privacy that individuals are entitled to and these stories have no appeal to our mission. We believe in the path of positive policy, not in the politics of personal destruction.

That is our purpose. Thanks for being part of the journey.

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland.

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Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Loveland OH Resident is on Jeopardy

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This is so exciting, our friend and Loveland OH resident, Swapna Sathe ( also known as Ryan Kulik’s wife) is a contestant on jeopardy tonight. Be sure to watch the show at 7:30pm ( or set your DVR) on WXIX, channel 19.

You can also meet this fun and super smart woman in person tonight at Cappy’s in Loveland where family and friends will be cheering her on!

Eye On Loveland is hoping Swapna will tell us all about her experience and give us some behind the scene stories, so tuned.

Check out the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer - Click Here

We would love to hear what you have to say so send us an email at eyeonloveland@gmail.com. Please follow us on twitter @eyeonloveland and facebook at eyeonloveland. Be sure to sign up to receive regular updates and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes,apple.com - eyeonloveland.

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Pamela Gross - President - Follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam

Follow Up - 19 Townhomes Approved by P&Z

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Follow Up - on the the story posted August 9, 2018 regarding the Planning & Zoning Commissions approval of the sight plan and development on six parcels located behind the Loveland post office. Tonight the Loveland City Council will hold a public hearing and then vote on granting an easement to the developer that will allow for the construction of the 19 town homes.  

At the last council meeting Councilman Tim Butler stated " he was excited for City Council to hear about the project, which is developing an overgrown area that wasn't being used. He anticipated that this development would jump start development along Loveland Madeira Rd." 

Councilman Kent Blair asked about access to this development along W Loveland Ave. " Mr. Kennedy stated that the access would be next to the State Farm Insurance Building" and that " the access would be right turn only in and out of the development." See attached

Will this proposed development bring new development to Loveland Madeira Rd? What affect will this development have on the traffic patterns of W Loveland Ave and Loveland Madeira Rd? Council recently decided to spend $128K of taxpayer money to hire a firm to complete another comprehensive plan, does this develop fit into this proposed comprehensive plan? 

If you have an opinion on this development project let your voice be heard this evening, Tuesday August 14, 2018,  at the 7pm - Loveland City Council Meeting held at City Hall. 

Eye On Loveland - Pamela Gross Gross - President 

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Original Post - The Planning & Zoning Commission on July 11, 2018 approved the site plan request for 19 residential units on Main and Hill Streets. The three bedroom townhomes will be constructed on six parcels located in an area behind the Loveland Post Office. Attached

A portion of the proposed development extends partially onto city owned property and requires an easement to be granted from City Council. A public hearing has been scheduled for the next council meeting on August 14, 2018. Attached

If you have an opinion and would like your voice to be heard on this development, please attend the Tuesday - August 14, 2018 council meeting held at city hall at 7pm. If you would like to speak regarding this or any other matter, you must sign in to speak during the open forum section of the meeting. 

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Pamela Gross - President - follow me on Twitter @ lovelandpam