The Point of New Beginning~Believe Part 1
Welcome and Please Share
As the mayoral campaign is getting started, everyone is getting the opportunity to meet one of the new candidates. Our initiative is to advocate for the city and the citizens; in no way will we affiliate ourselves with any particular candidate.
We will update you soon regarding the Informed Citizens Meeting, and begin to hear what the citizens of ELO want in a mayor, and leader of the city.
So many exciting events beginning to take shape in East Liverpool. The momentum is unbelievable. Asking you to begin here, read about our city, learn to love our city, and become involved as the transformation begins.
Check other pages on my site to find out information regarding: several city wide clean up events, community garden planning, and the beginning of Block Watch!
Beauty of East Liverpool
East Liverpool, Ohio...my own birthplace and the birthplace of many; especially, the birth of Pottery. Situated on the Ohio River, in the most scenic valley area, East Liverpool, is becoming a once forgotten town. Littered with drugs, and run down houses, and barely existing economy in the downtown district; the once thriving community, is in near desolation.
On the cusp of the 2015 Mayoral Election, the residents of East Liverpool are again looking for leadership that will bring vibrancy back to the downtown district. Flourishing businesses, movie theater, restaurants, and accommodations for tourism, the community firmly believes that new leadership should be the focus of this election. As well, they want an individual who is creative enough to bring back the city.
How will this all pan out? Well, as that is my birthplace and where my friends and family reside, I am looking to spread awareness and raise serious questions, from the community, in order to fully prepare the small town to appoint a Mayor, whom they feel best represents a vision, a future, for the city.
Images of East Liverpool (2014-2015)
The images presented, serve as an indicator of the decay in the downtown district. Abandoned houses, empty warehouses, trash in the streets, and businesses...boarded up, or windows smashed out. The city is in desperate need of leadership and community action to revive downtown East Liverpool, Ohio.
Mayor Commitment Poll
What do you think should be the most important action the new mayor should take, immediately entering office?
Recent Business Fires
Quite a few businesses have burned in the past several months, and as more details develop, we will share.
ELFD, a group of great men, having been fighting a lot of fires lately and the city of East Liverpool has been raising some serious concerns on the amount of fire fighters we have and/or need and the struggle to financially survive.
Returning to East Liverpool, Ohio
For the out of town readers, what are some of the things that you would like to see change, if you were considering returning to East Liverpool, Ohio.
Living in East Liverpool, Ohio
What type of change would you like to see occur if you were considering moving to ELO?
Point Of Beginning
ELO Historical Society "Point of Beginning"
In order to be effective in gaining the attention that East Liverpool needs during this campaign, and after, this dialogue needs to expand from just the thoughts in this initial article.
Residents are encouraged to send comments to be discussed; as news breaks or information relevant to the plight of the city develops, we will be right here to update you and take comments!
One topic to consider: low income housing. Please read this article to learn more about low income housing in Columbiana County, Ohio.
This is not "my" story alone to tell. Your experiences, my experiences, they are all the same, yet different. It is time for the citizens of ELO to put forth their choices. They have felt silenced for so long, and many want to see a return to the thriving community it once was. Well, that didn't happen by accident. Community back then was just that, community. In my case, majority of us born and raised, and schooled together our whole life. You bet if I was doing something, and my BFF's Mom found out, and vice versa...we were in trouble. The town, Where Everybody Knew Your Name!
Please, in the comments, share your love, your hate even (with respsect), and your visions for a better city. One to engage youth, to build a city where the next generation of East Liverpoolians, can raise their children, and build what my family had....