CLEVELAND– The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus held a news conference on Tuesday about the proposed renovations to Quicken Loans Arena.
Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson and the CCPC accused Mayor Frank Jackson and the rest of city council of blocking residents from voting on the proposal. Johnson said he wants to put the Q issue on the Nov. 7 ballot, but they are running out of time.
The CCPC collected 20,000 signatures to put the issue to a vote. Their organization said the city is delaying the process, which would force the ordinance to go to a special election.
Johnson and the CCPC are arguing the city should spend money on infrastructure and blight, instead of construction on the home of the Cavs.
Cuyahoga County officials said the Cavaliers will pay for half of the $140 million for the renovation project, while Cleveland and the county funds the other portion.
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