Mark Naymik's opinion column in today's Plain Dealer breaks some political news. After Naymik asks why local Democrats aren't more outraged over cronyism in Cuyahoga County government, he drops these two scoops:
-Parma Heights Mayor Martin Zanotti and Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis are working on a ballot proposal to replace the current county government with an elected executive and a seven-member council.
-Lakewood Mayor Ed FitzGerald is running to replace Frank Russo as auditor -- allegedly in the May 2010 primary, but he's really positioning himself in case Russo resigns or is forced out. (FitzGerald is sure a man in a hurry -- he's only been mayor for a year!)