It seems this fair city on Lake Erie has made another list we can’t be proud of. I caught this headline on my Google News feed earlier today that Cleveland is number one as the most stressed out city in the United States. It even became a topic at the monthly neighborhood watch meeting I attended this evening.
Just glancing at the piece, I kind of wonder how the folks at Wallethub get this data. Wouldn’t driving in Los Angeles, or even the Beltway in Washington DC, be more stressful than driving I-271? Cleveland has already been ranked the poorest big city in the States and I doubt the divorce rate is pandemic driven. However, as I glance through the article most of everything else is. Does the fact that we have two nationally renown hospital systems located here? That certainly means a lot essential workers running on little sleep. You really cannot work from home if you are in an ER unit at the Cleveland Clinic. I wonder what people behind that City of New York tweet a few weeks back thinks of all this.
Pretty soon Cleveland will be getting $515 million dollars in Federal money. I wonder if City Hall can get its’ act together for once in coming up with how to use this to improve safety and other public services for the city residents outside of downtown. That would make things, shall we say, a tad less stressful?