Archive for August 14, 2008

CRA (p) Are we done yet???

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet it seems by Loraine Ritchey
DISCLAIMER !!!!THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN AND SHOULD IN NO WAY REFLECT UPON ANY POOR SOULS THAT ARE WITHIN MY CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, FAMILY OR PASSING AQUAINTENCE –


CHA CHING !!!!!!

Probably not! According to the Morning Journal
Other litigation regarding the city’s CRA program is pending in Lorain County Common Pleas Court.”
OH! Oh ! WAIT FOR IT – THE SONG OF STEWART and the bunch who lunch IT AIN’T OVER YET ME THINKS !CHA CHA CHA CHING!!!

{¶ 11} The Lorain County Commissioners then filed a complaint in the
Lorain County Court of Common Pleas for declaratory and injunctive relief. A
month later, the county commissioners amended the complaint to name Lorain,
the Lorain Housing Officer, and Lorain County Auditor Stewart, among others, as defendants. The commissioners sought a declaration that the city’s CRA program is illegal as it applies to the tax-abatement applications in the CRAs.
Administrative Appeals
{¶ 12} Lorain and its housing officer also filed a notice of appeal to the
common pleas court contesting Lorain County Auditor Stewart’s refusal to list the
properties certified by the housing officer as tax-exempt CRA properties. In
addition, some of the property owners who had been granted CRA exemptions by
the city filed administrative appeals from the auditor’s decision.
{¶ 13} The Lorain County Court of Common Pleas consolidated the
county commissioners’ declaratory judgment action with the administrative
appeals, and those cases remain pending.

{¶ 51} Significantly, the board of county commissioners would constitute
a “person” permitted to file a complaint challenging the housing officer’s
exemption of specific property.
See R.C. 3735.67(E) and 5715.19(A)(1).
Therefore, the county is not left without a remedy to contest the housing officer’s CRA exemption determination.

So homeowners are still holding their breath and waiting for the next round and the JUDGE!! who has more than a vested interest in the outcome of the CRA in my humble opinion…… WHO RULES??

YOU GOTTA FRIEND????

Mark Betleski, The Judge
is the brother of Phil Betleski

the former Lorain City Councilman who voted AYE on the amendments and then was running against Dan Given for Council at Large, contacted the Chronicle with his concerns, which the Chronicle then wrote about AFTER the election,

LORAIN — Councilman Phil Betleski has accused two fellow councilmen of violating the Ohio ethics code and is calling for one of them to resign from a committee position. Betleski, D-2nd Ward, sent an e-mail to Councilman Dan Given dated May 1 in which he asks Given to recuse himself as chairman of the Tax Incentive Review Committee. He also wrote that Councilman Tony Krasienko, another committee member, was in violation, too.

Then we have Judge Betleskis Law Clerk- John Keys -who just happens to be married to Linda Keys who sent out the letters of denial ( you guessed it )works for Mark Stewart as well
The abatements were first called into question earlier this year when they came across the desk of county auditor employee Linda Keys…… The chief deputy for the real estate section in the Lorain County Auditor’s office, Keys is the official who processes abatement applications.

and the beat goes on and once again the LOSERS??

August 14, 2008 at 10:55 pm 15 comments

CRA -SUPREME COURT DECISION

The Writ has been GRANTED the property owners are to be put on the tax exempt role! see decision
http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/clerk_of_court/ecms/resultsbycasenumber.asp?type=3&year=2007&number=2289&myPage=searchbycasenumber%2Easp

August 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm 6 comments


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