Hello. I hope this finds you well.

I am writing you today to ensure that each and every community, neighborhood, community council, and CDC in the region has access to the same information.

I want to share with you a link to the People’s Liberty website, and a few important documents that outline the Funding Opportunities that we are going to make available to the people of Greater Cincinnati.

Attached you will find 4 one-pagers that outline the various funding opportunities.

In addition, the link below will take you to our website where you can find an informational video and additional resources relative to the People’s Liberty funding opportunities.


People’s Liberty is a philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati. People’s Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship, creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities. People’s Liberty will open at the Globe Building in historic Findlay Market in January 2015. Follow our blog (and obligatory social media channels) for frequent updates. Haile Fellowship applications are now available!

Please review the attached documents as well as the website, and let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.

Our hope would be that you would share these documents with your entire network. We need all of Greater Cincinnati to know about these opportunities, and you can help serve as our conduit.

We want these funding opportunities to be shared far and wide, so as to allow everyone in our region an opportunity to compete for the funding.

If you would like to discuss these in person or over the phone, someone from our team would be more to do so. 



Jake & The PL Team

> Jake Hodesh
> jake@peoplesliberty.org
> 513.400.3159
> twitter / instagram / facebook

This is the Annual ReLeaf info from the Urban Forestry Department of the City of Cincinnati. Please read all the information carefully and submit the Request Form if interested.
Many of our large oak trees have been cut down in the past year so this is a great time to ReLeaf our neighborhood. If you have any questions, please call Urban Forestry at 513.861.9070 and ask to speak to one of individuals in charge of the ReLeaf program. 

On Monday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area (LWVCA) and the Cincinnati Bar Association are sponsoring a program to inform the voting public about the functions of the Common Pleas court and provide an opportunity to meet and hear from candidates for judge on the ballot in November.

We ask that you share this event with your neighborhood community council. A flyer and more information are attached.

The LWVCA works to educate voters in Hamilton County. In November 2012, 40 percent of Ohioans who cast a ballot skipped voting in judicial races mainly because they lacked information about the judiciary and judicial candidates. 

We hope you will take the opportunity to help us encourage voters to learn about this important office. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Becky Haltermon
Office Manager | League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area
103 William Howard Taft Road | Cincinnati, OH 45219
becky@lwvcincinnati.org | (513) 281-VOTE (8683)
Making democracy work since 1920

A reminder that our community meeting is on Monday August 25, 2014, 7 pm @ District 4 in the auditorium.

On the agenda is District 4, Engine 9 (if not on a run) and Jim Ortman with The Grand City Experiment.
This will be the last meeting of the summer, the next will be on October 27, 2014, 7 pm @ Avon Woods Nature Center.

The Neighborhood Cook Out will be September 21, 5 pm to 7 pm at the Lowry’s, 919 Egan Hills Dr.
We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and water. Please bring a dish to share. I will send out more emails as the event gets closer.

Hope to see you on Monday!

Hello Everyone,
As previous participants in our community forums, I wanted to make you aware of our next gathering. I will be sending updates as we finalize details, but I wanted you to be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend. Feel free to pass along the invitation to anyone in Cincinnati or Hamilton County who you feel could contribute to the discussion.

Neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County are changing. Teens and adults are invited to join in an honest, respectful exchange spotlighting practices that unite residents – of all races, religions, ages, abilities, socio-economic levels, housing situations, marital statuses, etc., etc. – in fostering stronger communities. The program is free. Please come and share your experiences, feelings and insights. Light supper provided; reservations requested to myra.calder@homecincy.org.

Looking forward to seeing you Oct. 2,


Myra Calder
Consumer Education Specialist
Housing Opportunities Made Equal
2400 Reading Road, Suite 118
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Direct Line: 513-977-2623
Office: 513-721-4663, Ext. 2623
Fax: 513-721-1642

Please read an editorial about traffic issues written by one of our residents.

As I write this, it is a warm August Saturday evening, just after 9:30 PM. I have spent the last 30 minutes alongside Leon Washington, helping a Wal-Mart 53′ trailer (that’s the REALLY big one) back-up 1/5 mile to Paddock Rd, because the driver realized he could not navigate the streets of Paddock Hills only moments before he nearly plowed over a small tree in Gari Silverblatt’s front yard. Had he not been stopped by a PH resident, he most certainly would have. Earlier today, I watched as two cars approached from different directions, stopped in front of my house and made what was an obvious drug trade. This morning I picked up White Castle remains in my front yard, and this very moment my windows are rattling from a passing car blasting “music”. Every one of these vehicles were from somewhere else.

Friends and neighbors, we have got to do something about the cut-through traffic that is plaguing–yes plaguing–our fair streets.

I’ve had the pleasure to call Paddock Hills home for about eleven years now, living along the “Z” at the corner of Avon Drive and Paddock Hills Lane. (I refer to the cut-through of Avon Drive/Paddock Hills Ln/Paddock Hills Ave as the “Z”.) It’s been a great spot to get to know people, and also witness what goes on in our streets, the good and the bad. My son Gus was a baby when I moved here, and he and his sister Zoe grew up knowing–much like the other neighborhood kids–that without exception you don’t ride your bike anywhere on the “Z” because some knucklehead can run a stop sign and clock 50 mph, even with our speed humps.

All told, 1/3 of the homes located in eastern Paddock Hills are along the “Z”. More than 1/2 of all homes are likely subject to the noise issue. Everyone who drives up the hill on Avon (that’s probably 100% of the homes) likely gets stuck trying to pullover allowing the east-bound car passage. My point is, no matter where you live, this traffic affects you. So, “why don’t you move?”, you might ask. The answer is simple. Just like you, I love this neighborhood, and I want to see it prosper. I have invested heavily and in fact continue to do so. Plus, I don’t think this issue is something we must simply accept as “life in the city”. There are methods to actually fix this problem, to bring safety back to the streets, reduce the nuisance factor and still allow access for all. It’s the non-resident pass-through abuse we can–and in my opinion should–eliminate.

I have my own ideas, but as a PH trustee I’m curious what you think of this issue. Hit me up at jtweyand@gmail.com and sound off. Depending on the feedback, perhaps we can make this the subject of a community meeting.

Jake Weyand
1283 Avon Drive
Well said Jake, I agree that we need to do something.

The Paddock Hills National Night out was a success again. Over 90 residents came out to meet and greet each other. Plenty of food, face painting, dogs and kids enjoying each other’s company.

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Greetings to all,


Below is an event that I was asked to relay to the community.


“Jazz on the Lawn” @ the Church of the Resurrection, located at 1619 California Avenue, Saturday August 9, 2014. There will be music, games for the children and some vendors. Food will be sale: ribs, chicken and hot dogs and homemade desserts. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a near neighborhood activity. Parking in the church parking lot as well as limited parking on California Ave.

Free Live Music

12-2PM Gospel Music Explosion. Local gospel choirs, soloists & rap artists

3-5PM Live Jazz Music Performed by Jazz Renaissance

6-9PM Featured Artist: 2nd Wind Jazz and R & B Band (2nd Wind is one of Cincinnati’s hottest Jazz and R & B Bands


Lina K. Orr
Paddock Hills Assembly
PO Box 16028
Cincinnati, Ohio 45216
Emails: turnerorr2@aol.com
P: 513.242.2221

Greetings to all,


There was a stump of a city tree ground down next to my driveway, 4525 Bristol and the yard of 4523 Bristol.


It is a huge pile. The mulch needs to sit for a year before it is usable in or on any garden area. But if someone would like to come take it away, it is free for the taking. The pile needs to be slightly humped for the rest of the mulch to settle into the stump area so please do not dig below the six inch level.


If it is not gone in 10 days, it will be hauled away by the company that did the stump grinding.




Lina K. Orr
Paddock Hills Assembly
PO Box 16028
Cincinnati, Ohio 45216
Emails: turnerorr2@aol.com
P: 513.242.2221

The Color Run

August 2, 2014

The Color Run will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014. In order to accommodate this event, the following streets will close at 7:30AM and remain closed until the course is determined safe to reopen (approximately 12:00PM):


Freeman Avenue- closed to through traffic between W 8th Street and Mehring Way (open to highway ramps)

Mehring Way- closed between Freeman Avenue and Elm Street

Central Avenue- closed between Fifth Street and Mehring Way**

W Third Street- closed between Central Avenue and Gest Street

Linn Street- closed between W Sixth Street and Gest Street

Gest Street- closed between W Eighth Street and W Pete Rose Way

W Fifth Street- closed between Linn Street and Gest Street

W Pete Rose Way- closed between Gest Street and Central Avenue

Rose Street- closed

Smith Street- closed

Augusta Street- closed


**There will be no access to Paul Brown Stadium from southbound Central Avenue. Fans attending the Bengals’ open practices must approach PBS from the east.


Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and use caution when approaching the event area and to use alternate routes if possible