NEOSCC is rolling out their recommendations and NOACA is approving those before any vetting has occurred or without any real questions being asked. What multimillion dollar project would be approved with out some level of scrutiny? NOACA board members have seen high level presentations and they have heard the propaganda from the unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats. But, your elected board members sit uninterested and simply vote yes out of a reflex action, despite the over 1,000 signatures presented to them opposing NEOSCC actions, despite the fact that Geauga County did not participate, and despite the many who have simply asked for their to be a responsible hearing on their findings. Why does government fail to do the responsible thing? This is a perfect example. The plan is to spend millions of dollars to support a plan that is questionable at best. This is a clear demonstration of bureaucratic irresponsibility at best and tyranny at its worst.
But don’t believe me….go to this link and read pages 3-13 and on. Objectives and goals…. February 2014 Policy Committee- Final2 Read how NOACA has assumed that NEOSCC (Vibrant NEO2040) will be approved even though there has been no official vote by the NOACA board members approving this plan. Read about the objective to do “cost sharing” and to do regional collaboration. This is a shameless power grab by NOACA and NEOSCC, which undermines our constitutionally based government in which we look to our elected representatives to make these decisions – directly not through unelected agents that have no accountability to the citizens in Ohio. NOACA’s charter is to manage tax dollars associated with our roads and bridges to make sure they are kept up and in sound condition. Their charter is now to set social policy regarding housing, zoning, water, and land use.
Where are your elected officials? You may want to ask them. This authors opinion is they are shirking their responsibility and hiding behind this agency.