Talk it out: Are renovations to Quicken Loans Arena a good use of public money?

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The first step toward updating and expanding Quicken Loans Arena takes place Tuesday, when a plan to borrow $140 million to help finance the project will be presented to Cuyahoga County Council.  The concept, supported by the Cleveland...

Talk it out: Are renovations to Quicken Loans Arena a good use of public money?

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The first step toward updating and expanding Quicken Loans Arena takes place Tuesday, when a plan to borrow $140 million to help finance the project will be presented to Cuyahoga County Council. 

The concept, supported by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the county and the city of Cleveland, has stirred criticism because of its reliance on public money.  

Among the critics is Greater Cleveland Congregations, which expects more than 100 leaders will attend Tuesday's 3 p.m. County Council meeting. 

Supporters of the project say renovation is necessary, though, to update one of the oldest NBA arenas in the nation before it stops attracting top entertainment acts. 

Where do you stand? You can weigh in Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. for a civil, constructive conversation about the project, the role of government in funding it and whether other issues should take priority for use for public money. 

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Check back here at noon. We seek a robust and courteous discussion. 

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