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Read Mayor Don Robart's Full 'State of the City' Address

Robart's speech includes thoughts on the removal of the Sheraton Mill Dam and the LeFever Powerhouse Dam, among other city-wide topics

Mayor Don Robart gave the "State of the City" address to the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce business leaders at the monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday.

Attached is a .pdf of Robart's speech.

Click here to see photos of the event on the chamber's Facebook page.

wmfr March 01, 2013 at 07:36 AM
@ Wanda - based on what? Your vast educated business experience? What do you know about market research? Please move to Polaris or maybe Pluto. That's about where most would guess of where you are from.
Jimm Motyka March 01, 2013 at 02:36 PM
And here I always called that the "Monopoly house" part of the Falls. Take the area formerly known as Northampton out of this equation and the Falls (at best) is slightly a middle class area. And the reason why the roads are so awful is because they cannot be fixed and have a plaque affixed with the mayor's name on it, as one can do with all the dog and pony projects. Who cares about our infrastructure as long as we know about the Doodlebug, right? Ask anyone who has had to deal with flooding during our heavy downpours if they would rather have dry basements or a new mall? Pun intended, the roads are only the surface of the problems in the Falls. And as long as there isn't a way to get the mayor to make it into a photo op, it will not be addressed.
Jimm Motyka March 01, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Matt, you actually get it. As for Menard's, it's a great Wisconsin based company which is fun to shop at. But as you are stating, I would not call Menard's a destination store. Even though they are a combination of Target meets Home Depot, due to the amount of things they stock, the majority of the items they house can be found locally already. Now, if we would've heard that Ikea decided to set up a store in the Falls, then they could say they have created a destination place for people to shop at. Even something on the order of a Trader Joe's would've assured constant traffic. Those two stores have loyal, cult followings. People shop at those two stores, regardless of where they are located. Anything less of those two suggestions leaves much to be desired. So really, PC was not very well planned out and (as I have said before) is currently nothing more than a Field of Dreams. If you want to see how productive this city is with eminent domain purchases, take a walk down to the old Falls Theater on Front Street. There's a benchmark to weigh this current debacle up against.
James Thomas March 19, 2013 at 03:47 PM
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James Thomas March 19, 2013 at 03:47 PM
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