There appears to be one opening for a planning position in the Cleveland area now. It's for a community director position in a very poor, predominantly minority suburb (95%+ African-American) that was infamous for political corruption; they used to go through mayors like Cyburbians through microbrews.
My question: would working there be a setback in my career as a planner? I don't know how long I could stay there; there's no room for promotion, and if working conditions are rough it would probably be a waystation until something better comes along. Still, if the name of such an infamous city would appear on my resume, would it taint my resume, and hurt my chances at finding another job in the area?
FWIW, the listed pay is tens of thousands of dollars below both the national and regional average for peer positions; it's even much, much lower than my old job. In all seriousness, it would not be enough to live on; it's probably in the bottom tenth or twentieth percentile for planning salaries in the US. I need to apply as a condition of collecting unemployment, but should I get an offer, I'd attempt to negotiate a salary that's closer or equal to the regional norm.