It Is Official: We Have a New Mayor in University Heights

The Board of Elections has announced the official final vote count.

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Investment in Our City, Our People, Our Future

University Heights is a beautiful, livable community with tremendous unrealized potential. I'm running for Mayor because I believe University Heights is missing too many opportunities that are right in front of us.

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On the Local 860 Piece

Several of you have asked me to comment on the piece mailed out by Local 860.

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A Campaign of Ideas

From the beginning we have made this a campaign of ideas. We have set an open and positive tone that will carry over into the kind of city hall we intend to run. We talk with people, exchange ideas, seek common ground, and strive to build consensus. This is key to why six of seven city council members support this campaign. We will work together and move this city forward.

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A Plan and Vision for University Square

The University Square site should remain a commercial district.  

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University Heights Candidates Night Video

Did you miss UH Candidates Night?

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On JCU Student Involvement, Citizen Committees, and Community

Over the weekend, I received this message:

Hello, as a student at John Carroll University and a four year resident of University Heights, how do you propose to give students at JCU a voice in the local government? In my experience, the existing leadership is more fond of simply waiting for students to graduate and move away rather than addressing their requests and concerns directly. Do you have a plan to make students' voices heard and to make them have a desire to remain a part of the local community rather than moving to other local suburbs?

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Together We Will Reach New Heights Video

Our video is here!

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League of Women Voters Mayoral Questionnaire and Responses

There was a production error in my responses to the mayoral questions in the print edition of the LWV Voters Cuide 2017. 

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Deadline to Register to Vote is October 10, 2017

The deadline to register to vote is October 10, 2017.

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UH Vice Mayor and Councilwoman Susan D. Pardee Endorses Brennan for Mayor

University Heights mayoral candidate Michael Dylan Brennan today received the endorsement of University Heights Vice Mayor and City Councilwoman Susan D. Pardee:

 

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UH Councilman Steven Sims endorses Brennan for Mayor

University Heights mayoral candidate Michael Dylan Brennan today received the endorsement of University Heights City Councilman Steven Sims:

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"So tell me a little about yourself..."

Walking our neighborhoods and going to block parties, I have been hearing more and more that people like what I'm saying, that they are interested in a change, that they are dissatisfied with the lack of progress in our city in recent years. All this, but also that they want to know a little more about me. 

In my desire to run an issues based campaign, perhaps I've been shy about talking about myself. 

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MDB's Speech at Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Endorsement Meeting

(Remarks as prepared. Time was limited, so highlights only were delivered.)

My name is Michael Dylan Brennan and I am running for mayor of University Heights. 

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UH Councilman John Rach endorses Brennan for Mayor

University Heights mayoral candidate Michael Dylan Brennan today received the endorsement of University Heights City Councilman John Rach:

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League of Women Voters Questionnaire and Brennan's Responses

The League of Women Voters has published the mayoral candidate questionnaire and responses for our race. All of the races on the ballot in University Heights can be found HERE. Be sure to check out the city council and school board races. 

For your convenience, my responses are below. 

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MDB's Remarks at City Council 9/18/2017

My remarks to the city, as prepared, delivered during the public forum section of the council meeting of September 18, 2017.

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UH Councilwoman Pamela Cameron endorses Brennan for Mayor

University Heights mayoral candidate Michael Dylan Brennan today received the endorsement of University Heights City Councilwoman Pamela Cameron:

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Repaving Our Streets in University Heights

This year University Heights has repaved two miles of streets, the most it has in years.

Must be an election year! But seriously...

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Taxes in University Heights Are Too High

Taxes in University Heights are too high. 

The consequences of high taxes are around us.  

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Taxes in University Heights are Too High

Taxes in University Heights are too high. 

The consequences of high taxes are around us.  

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On Diversity, Inclusiveness, and the NFL Protest

I live in University Heights. A city with beautiful pre-war and post-war homes, a first ring suburb carved out of Warrensville Township and Cleveland Heights.

We are a multicultural city. 

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Safety Meeting Leaves Out Fire Safety

Last week our city held a safety meeting. The panel was the mayor/safety director, the law director, the city prosecutor, and the police chief.  

Who was missing at the “safety” meeting?  Our fire chief, Douglas Zook.

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Economic Redevelopment in University Heights, Issues and Vision

University Heights needs economic redevelopment. The mayors of Beachwood, South Euclid, and Shaker Heights have spent countless hours on economic development and redevelopment in their cities and have gotten results.  As mayor of University Heights, I will do the same.

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City Meetings Just Called by the Mayor

The city has issued a "Message from the Mayor," announcing two meetings of interest for next week.

 

 

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UH Councilwoman Michele Weiss endorses Brennan for Mayor

Michael Dylan Brennan received the endorsement today of University Heights City Councilwoman Michele Weiss.

 

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Board of Elections Approves Michael Dylan Brennan for the Ballot for UH Mayor

On Wednesday we filed my petition to run for Mayor of University Heights. I needed the valid signatures of 92 registered voters. I submitted 180 signatures of friends, neighbors, and supporters from all around University Heights. 

The Board of Elections has approved my petition. I will be on the ballot this November! 

This is a crucial first step to returning city hall to the people of University Heights...

 

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Birthday Fundraiser at The Bottlehouse for Brennan for University Heights Mayor

Please join me at The Bottlehouse on August 9!

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Why I Am Running for Mayor of University Heights

My goals for city government are to:

  • Ensure the safety of our residents;
  • Strengthen our housing stock and property values;
  • Improve our infrastructure;
  • Ensure high quality city services;
  • Establish a favorable climate for business and invest in our business districts;
  • Promote quality of life amenities;
  • Create a strong sense of community by promoting citizen involvement and respect for diversity and inclusiveness.

 

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Who I Am, an Introduction

I come from a family of teachers, laborers, and salesmen. My dad is a science teacher and was president of his union. My mom recently retired from a New York corporate investigations firm, and spends her free time as a peace and justice activist when she isn’t spoiling her favorite grandson.  My dad’s parents were factory workers. My mom’s parents were a salesman and a secretary.  My stepmom and my sister are former public school teachers. And I went to law school.

 

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