Jim Carbone: This Week's Name in the News

Ward 3 councilman takes on big issues

Name: Jim Carbone

Position: Ward 3 City Council

Age: 39

Occupation: North Olmsted police officer 

Why he's in the news: Carbone helped with only a small increase in the amount of taxes homeonwers pay. 

A 1991 graduate, Carbone wants to take advantage of the fact that existing bond issues are expiring, replacing them with a new one that homeowners would barely notice -- but would have a major impact on replacing the aging middle schools with one new building and also fixing up other school facilities.

He and school board member Carl Naso are .

"There's a real buzz in the community about it -- a real energy," Carbone said.

Also, five months into his first term on council, Carbone has already spearheaded that would require new buildings to conform to certain style and color standards to eliminate the "hodge podge" look of Route 42.



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