We keep hearing that this plan will be an economic disaster for Lakewood. Will it threaten any city services?
We envision handling these changes without any changes to city services. In any case, the city is well prepared to absorb income tax losses and has incorporated provisions into the agreement that mitigate any financial losses to the city. The employees of Lakewood Hospital — many of whom are residents — are ensured the opportunity for continued employment in the Cleveland Clinic system.