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To: Cincy Buchanan Date completed: Sept 20, 2011 Office: Euclid City Council, Ward 6 Political Party: Unaffiliated Name: James J. O’Hare (male) 311 Lloyd Road Euclid 44132 30 years resident of Euclid www.jimohare.com Occupation: Custom publisher and media producer at BioMedia, LLC Married to Joyce O’Hare Four Adult Children: Kevin, Molly, Bill, Pete No public office experience Non-elected experience; - Cleveland City Club (2007 – 2011) - CIO Symposium Advisory Board (2005-2011) - Sustainable Cleveland 2019; Public Compact Committee (2009-2010) - Regina High School Advisory Board (2005- 06) - Rockwell Marketing Council (1998 – 2003) - Huebcore Publishing Management Council (1998-2000) Education St. Joseph High School, Cleveland, 1975, graduation with honors John Carroll University, University Heights, 1980 B.A., English Three specific areas for change 1. Improve engagement: connect and communicate with current and prospective residents and businesses: - complete a census of Euclid businesses to help retain and attract new businesses - expand street and neighborhood associations through active recruitment of leaders - expand the promotion, frequency and type of electronic communications - extend the model of the Citizen’s Police Academy to include other city functions and departments to better educate residents about city operations.
2. Provide quality infrastructure: ensure that our roads, sidewalks, public spaces and utility services are maintained now and in the future: - compile and publish a comprehensive 10-year capital plan that maps projects, priorities and funding sources - explore partnering options with surrounding communities to maximize our investment in equipment and material 3. Fund our future: ensure the long-term financial health of the city: - complete and publish an analysis of Euclid’s current financial status as well as a five-year financial forecast of revenues and expenses - redesign funding models to enable reduction of the city’s municipal income tax rate - attract Euclid’s new generation of businesses through specific programs aimed at bioscience, advanced manufacturing and advanced energy companies. Why should voters elect me? At least once, anyone who seeks public office must check the box, “No Elected Office Experience.” But there’s a first time for everything, and now is the time for me to give back to the community in this formal way. I believe that my extensive work and life experiences, combined with my willingness to serve, make 2011 the right time for the residents of Euclid’s Ward 6 to put me to work for them and for all of Euclid.