Mayoral candidate Justin Bibb meets and greets West Park residents

By Jerry Masek

(Photo by Dawn Tarka for the West Park Times)

About 30 persons attended a Meet and Greet Aug. 26 for Mayoral candidate Justin Bibb.

The event was arranged by two West Park supporters.

Bibb has appeared at more than 200 such events since he announced his candidacy July 12.

He spoke for 22 minutes, and answered questions for 28 minutes. He talked his background and these issues:* His first action as Mayor will be to do a “top down” audit of City departments, to see where improvements are most needed.*

He wants to play an active role in recruiting more police. His father was a policeman. Much of his presentation focused on improving public safety.* His Cabinet would be “an All-Star team.”

He said there are “many fine employees” at City Hall, and he wants to retain them.* A former Board member at RTA, he wants to meet with RTA, and city and county officials, to explore more ways to increase revenue for public transit.* Money from the balance at Cleveland Public Power should be used to make the system more reliable. Two recent outages by CPP hurt many vendors at the popular West Side Market.

Bibb is one of seven candidates in the non-partisan primary Sept. 14. Early voting has begun. The top two candidates will face off in November.

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