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North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: December 2020 (Volume 5)

North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: December 2020 (Volume 5)

Greetings Residents,Hope you and your family had a great holiday season and Christmas! Below I have a number of important COVID-19, local government, and items to update you on as we close out 2020 in the next few hours.

I am happy to share with you that on December 3rd I officially pulled my petitions from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run and re-earn my North Royalton Ward 3 Council seat in the November 2021 General Election. Click Here or below to view my Special 2021 Announcement Video. I look forward in coming months to go door to door (wearing a mask & using social distance) to meet with you and learn more how we can make North Royalton better together.

If I can be of any service to you or your family don’t hesitate to email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com or call me at 440-785-4240.

Finally, my family and I like to wish you all a Happy New Year!


(Marissa, Henry, Derek, & Dan)


Dan Langshaw
Former Councilman &
2021 Candidate for North Royalton Ward 3 City Council


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Dan Langshaw December 31, 2020 Letter to Congress Regarding COVID-19 Relief

Hon. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez
2458 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Hon. Senator Rob Portman
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Hon. Senator Sherrod Brown
503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

December 31, 2020

Dear Congressman Gonzalez, Senator Portman, & Senator Brown:

In my decade of public service experience and my 35 years of life. I have never seen such wide spread suffering, poverty, and even more businesses failing in my community till the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community leader I am actively involved in various programs I have helped spearhead to aide those in need here in North Royalton. Also as husband to a wife who is a front line nurse at a local hospital saving COVID-19 patients lives and as a parent to an 8th grader who has been forced to attend school virtually. I understand the additional struggles this pandemic has caused families.

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Dan Langshaw December 26, 2020 Letter to Congress Regarding US Postal Service Issues

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez
2458 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Senator Rob Portman
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Sherrod Brown
503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

December 26, 2020

Dear Congressman Gonzalez, Senator Portman, & Senator Brown:

Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution says that [The Congress shall have the power] “to establish Post Offices and Post Roads”. Even more important two centuries since Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General in 1775, the United States Postal Service has grown and changed with America while providing a vital service to our entire nation could count on.

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Dan Langshaw FY 2021 North Royalton City Budget Public Comments December 15, 2020 before North Royalton City Council

(Full Text of Public Comments at Special North Royalton City Council Finance Committee Meeting)

Good evening members of City Council. As a taxpayer, community leader, and someone with about a decade of public service experience. I would like to raise some concerns I have with the proposed FY 2021 City Budget for North Royalton that I believe you all should consider as follows:

  • There is still too much uncertainty in the economy, even locally on the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • At one of the Finance Committee Meetings the Finance Director stated that city may have a slight deficit. Will the Finance Director and or Mayor clarify this? Also will the Mayor and or Council go on record to vow to not raise income taxes in 2021 if there is further economic decline in the city revenues other than a renewal EMS levy that is up in 2021?
  • Costs continue to rise significantly with the Southwest Emergency Dispatch Center with $33K higher contractual costs for FY 2021. Will the city explore renegotiate this contractual service or alternative options?
  • Is it really necessary to spend $106K in FY 2021 for the City Master Plan and Recreation Plan? Given the recent legal precedent set by this Council with the City Charter Amendments, deadlines of the City Charter can be delayed. I strongly urge you to delay both plans for a year and focus funds on retaining and assisting struggling small business in our community.
  • Buckeye Institute lawsuit (Attached is an article about it) regarding withholding of municipal tax collection. I absolutely urge the city to file an Amicus Brief or better known as a “Friend of the Court Brief” in the Buckeye Institute’s lawsuit. Currently RITA is holding $400k of North Royalton taxpayer’s dollars of our residents who are working at home due to COVID-19. That’s our money and we need to do whatever it takes to get it back, which also this would directly impact the FY 2021 budget too.
  • There is nothing budgeted to improved audio and proper equipment for videoing council meetings. I urge council to budget such dollars for FY 2021 and create a new line item for IT to track such expenditures for the future too. In addition I once again request that this council take up the legislation I submitted to city council back on June 29, 2020 that would amend Chapter 212 Public Meetings, Section 212.03 Open Meetings Required Minutes of the Codified Ordinances of the City of North Royalton to require ALL city meetings, council meetings, boards, and commissions to be video recorded, live streamed on the internet, and archived on the city’s website to improve transparency and more open government. My request to add said legislation was not granted. (Attached is a copy)

In closing, please consider my concerns. I urge this Council to slow down. Per the City Charter I believe the budget has to be approved by the end of March. Pass a temporary budget now with emergency items that are needed such as Service Department snow plows, safety forces staffing, and etc. The rest can wait till end of January or early February when we should have a better idea of economic impact of COVID-19 and other relevant data to make an informed decision on the FY 2021 Budget. Thank you.

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Special 2021 Announcement

Click Here or on my video below to hear my Special 2021 Announcement.

#SendDanBack2021NR3

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North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter November 2020 Wrap Up (Volume 4)

Greetings Residents,

Hope everyone had a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. My family and I did an early mini Thanksgiving the before night to make it special for my wife Marissa who is a nurse. Like many others who had to work the holiday at hospitals on the front lines battling COVID-19 and saving lives! To all the doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, all those serving overseas in the US military. You all are heroes! God Bless and Thank You all!

Below I have a number of important COVID-19, local government, and holiday items to update you on as we get closer to Christmas.  As always if I can be of any service to you or your family don’t hesitate to email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com or call me at 440-785-4240.

Have a Great Week!


Dan Langshaw
Former Councilman &
2021 Candidate for North Royalton Ward 3 City Council

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Santa on Wheels

Since COVID-19 has canceled a lot of the normal Christmas fun here in North Royalton. Like the annual Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony where Santa comes to make a brief visit for the kids before his big day the 25th! So a few of Santa’s elves got together and are bringing Santa to visit the kids of North Royalton in their neighborhoods this year. They can also get a social distant photo with Santa too! (Map and list of neighborhoods of Santa’s route coming soon) Special thank you to Carbone-McDonald Family, Langshaw Family, Royalton Gifts, Peeboo & Beanie Gourmet Ice cream, Beyond Words: Music & Dance Center, Generations Antiques and More for making this happen! #SantaOnWheelsNR

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North Royalton Small Business Guide 2020

#SupportNoRo Businesses this holiday season. Below is a guide of North Royalton’s Small Businesses:

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2021 North Royalton City Budget

One of the most important functions of the North Royalton City Council is to determine how your hard earned tax dollars are spent in the city. Below are documents detailing the 2021 North Royalton City Budget presented to City Council.

2021 City Budget Presentation

2021 Proposed City Budget with Account Detail

2021 Original City Budget Ordinance

2021 Capital Equipment Highlights

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North Royalton Ward 3 & Community E-Newsletter: November 3rd Presidential Election (Volume 3)

Greetings Residents,Thomas Jefferson once said “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Our third President of the United States and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson is absolutely right. So please if you have not already voted, head to the polls today and exercise your right as an American to vote.

The Polls are Open today from 6:30am to 7:30pm tonight. Below I will post additional information to help you as you prepare to vote. So much focus has been on the Presidential race. However, locally here in North Royalton we have four charter amendments that you need to do your homework on. Especially Issues #24 and Issue #26 before you cast your vote.So please vote all the way down your ballots. Click Here to view a Sample Ballot before heading to the polls.

As always if I can be of any service to you or your family don’t hesitate to email me at danlangshawfornrward3@yahoo.com or call me at 440-785-4240.

Thank you in advance for exercising your right to Vote!


Dan Langshaw
Former Councilman &
2021 Candidate for North Royalton Ward 3 City Council


COVID-19 Safety Measures for Election Day

Your county board of elections has been preparing for Election Day and Ohio is ready for November 3rd. In partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC, Secretary of State Frank LaRose developed a 61-point health guidance checklist for polling locations to ensure that both voters and poll workers are safe.Thanks in part to donations from Ohio companies, hand sanitizer and face masks will be awaiting voters as they socially distance through quickly moving lines to make their voice heard efficiently and safely on Tuesday.

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