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Due to the Greater Cleveland Congregations withdrawal of their petitions against the Q renovation, The Cavs have recommitted $70 million dollars to complete the renovation.  
Initially, the Cavs withdrew their support for the project after petitions by the GCC pushed construction back. However, after a grant towards Cleveland mental health and substance abuse centers, the GCC revoked their petitions, leading to the Cavs recommitment to the project. Some people have very strong opinions on the topic, including math teacher Michael Sweeney. He says,
“I think overall it’s good for Cleveland and the area. Keeps Cavs in town for a long time, keeps jobs in town.”
The renovation will create 2,500 temporary construction jobs along with 3,200 permanent jobs for the city. The other $70 million of the $140 million project will be funded by bed taxes and taxes from admission to the arena.
“When some of leaders who were anti that found out the Cavs weren’t willing to put money back into the community and fix up gymnasiums, and rec centers, and boys and girls clubs, they decided to petition to renovation.”
The Cavs, due to the criticism, ultimately decided to renovate 22 community center basketball courts along with multiple high school basketball gymnasiums. However, some believe there were already some advantages to the project,  
“The amount of money the Q can generate, it brings a whole lot of money and a whole lot of jobs to the city of Cleveland” said Sweeney.
The arena renovation is projected to generate tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue, that will be put back into the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. The project also saves hundreds of millions of dollars by renovating the arena as opposed to a completely new arena, which would be the alternative.

Students are divided over it.  
“I’m pretty excited, the pictures look really cool” Junior Lucy Fricke said.

The renovation makes Cleveland very likely to host either the 2020, 2021, or 2022 NBA All Star Weekend. The All Star Weekend would generate large revenues for the city along with national attention on the city.
However, on the other hand, Henry Woofter said,
“I think that’s awful, they’re taking the taxes that the people pay for the roads and schools and they’re putting it into the Q Arena. I mean that’s a great stadium, I appreciate the Cavs, they’re a great team, I love LeBron. Not a huge fan, but at the end of the day, I’m gonna be getting my tickets to the Q and walking into a nice building, so you know, so so.”

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All In: Cavs Recommit to the Q Renovation