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Cleveland Hough area Councilman TJ Dow is pushing neighborhood renovation over the $5 million League Park project with a community meeting scheduled for 6 pm on March 21 at the Fatima Family Center as Mayor Frank Jackson and his allies push the project and as the mayor and Cuyahoga County officials fight off opposition for a $140 million plan to revitalize the Cavaliers' Quicken Loans Arena over greater Cleveland neighborhoods....Underdog mayoral candidate and Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, who is Black like Dow and Jackson, is now running campaign television ads vowing to revitalize city neighborhoods if elected mayor....Mayor Jackson seeks to balance the interest of the business community and residents that he says benefit from commercial development, his supporters saying he is a good mayor and his critics saying the mayor must put communities first....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman TJ  Dow whose ward includes the historic and impoverished Hough District, home of the Hough Riots and where a $5 million League Park District renovation project to redevelop the ball park where the Cleveland Indians once played as well as the Negro Baseball League is at issue. A former community activist and former assistant county prosecutor, Dow is torn between the multi-million dollar project favored by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and some city residents that will bring upscale commercial resources and his commitment to residents that call it elitist and secondary to revitalizing area neighborhoods Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson,  a three-term Black mayor of the majority Black major American city of Cleveland who this year is seeking reelection to a historic fourth term Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, also a mayoral candidate seeking to unseat Mayor Jackson in this year's election by touting in part a return to the revitalization