From Fran Mentch Mar. 2, 2014:
‘I am on trial on Tuesday for being an activist. I am one of many who asked the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board and the director Sari Feldman to be fiscally responsible and respectful of the community’s wishes and not sell Telling Mansion. We are only one of many communities hurt economically by the CCPL facilities master plan. CCPL also went against the wishes of the Parma and Parma Heights citizens. We also asked that they put a preservation easement on Telling Mansion–insuring its preservation. They promised to do so, but DID NOT. Please attend my trial if you can, and bring everyone you know who cares about respect for our neighborhoods and the respectful use of our tax dollars. Trial is this Tuesday, March 4th, 8:30a.m. in Parma Municipal Court on Powers Blvd; courtroom #2. Please spread the word and invite any members of the media that you know. THANK YOU!’
It is because of committed people like Fran Mentch that the public finds out about injustices such as the Facilities Master Plan of Sari Feldman and her Cuyahoga County Public Library board. The time and toll this takes on an individual is extreme. CCPL listened for over a year to facts, figures and statistics from Fran and activists from multiple communities against this Master Plan only to ignore them completely. The fact that Sari Feldman is pursuing this case is shameful.