County Council and Executive
What's been going on...
Connecting the dots: A new report on toxicity in marijuana smoke and another on the connection between lead and tobacco smoke amplifies the need for Cuyahoga County to test all children in County custody regardless of age. See Lead and Crime to understand the connection between lead exposure and the anti-social behaviors of youth in foster care or juvenile court.
On August 22, 2023, Andre and Spencer presented the same five points to County Executive Ronyane and advisors Sara Park Jackson and Sabrina Roberts. Response was "we'll get back to you..."
In July, 2023, Yvonka Hall and Spencer had a video meeting with Roderick Harris, new Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and two of his staff people. After presenting and discussing our 5 recommendations, Dr. Harris said he would consult with his staff and get back to CLASH with responses to the five items.
On February 28, 2023, Andre White from CLASH presented 5 recommendations to County Council. So far no response.
Since that presentation County Council's email server has blocked any emails coming from CLASH.
Here are the five points
Two additional concerns.
On March 22, 2023 the I Schumann Company in Oakwood Village blew up and spread lead dust throughout the surrounding area. There was no response from County government about this issue. This fall, CLASH will be revisiting the site and reviewing the reports of lead hazards from Ohio EPA and Federal OSHA.
Two new meta studies released in August 2023, have confirmed the connection between childhood lead poisoning and criminal and anti-social behavior among adolescents. CLASH will be seeking partners to identify how childhood lead exposure has affected young adults now in the County's Juvenile Justice Center.