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SANDUSKY, OH – City Manager | Profile: Ruth Haag

January 4, 2010

The City of Sandusky is sailing into 2010 without a course, crew or captain after firing key employees for behavior unbecoming of public officials. Project scandals and economic setbacks are to blame for many of the city’s problems to date; although, one citizen believes she can turn the city from its grim setting by engaging three principles.


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In this recording Ruth discusses at length the three points in the video and answers questions in regard to the city about recycling, signage, development roadblocks, jobs, comprehensive planning, traffic patterns and sustainability.
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In this recording Ruth discusses the “Walmart Effect” and how it relates to urban planning for cities. Other topics include: downtown development and the urban planning lesson of “Brazilia“.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mainstreet permalink
    January 4, 2010 7:16 am

    Definitely an improvement from Matt Kline! The commission needs to get smart about hiring her and start to turning this city around.

    I would still like to see a tax increase on Cedar Point – or something to help the downtown.

  2. Adam J. permalink
    January 4, 2010 8:10 am

    I know our business could use an extra effort from the city to spend money with us. I’m tired of seeing the city hire outside companies for work we can do.

    I hope she gets appointed.

  3. Sandcastle permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:01 am

    Wal-mart is getting what it deserves for oppressing the working class; for ruining small businesses with cheap product replacements… I bet Sandusky Downtown would already have an economy if they’d kept rt.250 grassland and marsh.

    Anyhow…

    Does anyone know where the Haag’s are from?

  4. tortoise permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:20 am

    To Sandcastle: It’s my understanding the Haag’s were teachers in the Michigan colleges, and had a farm here in Ohio while operating an environmental company.

    I think more info is on one of their sites.

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