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Cuyahoga County Council to vote today on whether to put sin tax renewal measure on May ballot inspite of wind chill warning, below zero temperatures, and though public schools, county courts and offices are closed, and most of the city of Cleveland is nearly shut down, sin tax funds sports stadiums upkeep with a tax on alcohol, cigarettes, community activists suspect about why meeting has not been canceled, say county council does not want community input, Black community disproportionately impacted by the sin tax

By  Kathy Wray Coleman,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press)   ( ) /   ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-In spite of a wind chill warning in effect across Northeast Ohio  until noon Wednesday ,  and the closings of public schools, businesses, and county offices and courts  ,  Cuyahoga County Council will go forward with scheduled meetings today at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, including its 5 pm regular meeting to vote on whether to put the 20-year extension of the sin tax on alcohol and cigarettes that would fund city sports stadiums upkeep on the May ballot. The regular meeting will follow scheduled meetings earlier in the day, co