Thought Leadership Committee
The CMBA shall only take a public position if the position would further the interests of the CMBA , its members and the community at large, and the vast majority of its members would agree with the position. For more information on the CMBA policy, please see below.
11/6/18 | Proposal to Enhance Jurisdiction of Cleveland Housing Court:
The Cleveland Housing Court has asked the CMBA to take a position on proposed legislation that would enhance the Housing Court's jurisdiction. The Court seeks to expand its jurisdiction to include felony environmental crimes and administrative appeals from the Cleveland and Bratenahl Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals and Board of Zoning Appeals. The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas currently has exclusive jurisdiction over these cases. If the Ohio General Assembly expands Housing Court's jurisdiction, the Common Pleas and Housing Courts will have concurrent jurisdiction. On December 19, 2018, the CMBA Board of Directors' approved this proposal.
Supporting Documents: CMBA Letter in support of proposal from President Marlon Primes, to Judge O'Leary
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● The issue about which a public position or endorsement/advocacy is sought;
● The person or entity making the Request;
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● The date or time by which the CMBA should take action.
Please review the CMBA Policy and Procedures in Connection with Public Positions to learn more about the Thought Leadership Committee’s guidelines for selecting and evaluating requests.