Candidate blog series: Ward I candidate Keith Moore
Chairman - Community Development and Small Business Committee
Chairman - Law & Ordinance Committee
! Legal Author and Editor
! B.A. Political Science
! Up Front Call-In Show
Tune in every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m. Cable Channel 24. Mayor Williams and I are waiting to hear from you.
Keith Moore’s Record on City Council
We’re working hard to attract the best new developments. The result?
• Linden Pointe
• $20 million Siemens re-investment
• New Medical Building at old MAB
• Surrey Square and a new Kroger
• Medpace expansion
• Medical Office coming to Lawrence
• Cincinnati Bell replaces Convergys
The State Auditor urged Norwood to close the Health Department and slash Police, Fire, Paramedic, and our own 911 service, but we found the means to keep our premier safety and health services.
We’ve invested in a new ambulance and cruisers. The 911 Call Center won a grant for an office makeover and will soon move into their new space.
The new Clerk of Council modernized Council’s office, including a Council web site and email access.
My first day in office in 2002, the City faced a two million dollar shortfall. We rolled up our sleeves and went to work to clean up the mess.
We found hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings on things like:
•workers’ compensation premiums
•canceling unnecessary cell phones
Now, instead of millions of dollars of debt, Norwood is out of the red and moving toward a solid financial footing.
• We changed Council Rules in order to tear down the hurdles the Republicans put up to keep you from speaking to Council.
•Live call-in cable shows to make it easier for your City to hear from you:
Second and Fourth Thursday
7:00 p.m. Cable Channel 24
Passed the plan to give you a 3% break on home improvement loans.
No more one-family houses cut up into two- or three-family rental units.
I support citizen efforts such as the WNNA and Citizens on Patrol. Norwood’s future is in the hands of its residents. It’s up to each of us to take the initiative to make Norwood an even better place to raise a family.
Limits on group homes; unnecessary permits eliminated for simple home improvements; and rental regulations that promote voluntary compliance.
Now, we’re working on streamlining the enforcement process and abating vacant, nuisance properties.