- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - The northeast Ohio county that includes the city of Cleveland is planning to borrow $50 million to demolish blighted, vacant buildings.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Council committee on Tuesday unanimously approved tweaks to the long-discussed plan.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1ruf9DM ) reports that the council also increased a spending cap per property from $10,000 to $100,000.

The plan makes up to $1 million available per city, village or township in the county to demolish vacant buildings. If there’s still money left over after the first round of funding, communities can apply to receive up to an additional $2 million.

The city of Cleveland and mayors from the county’s 18 inner-ring suburbs have been jockeying to pressure the county for a larger share of the money.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com

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