Mayor Frank G. Jackson's 2019 State of the City

Please join Mayor Frank G. Jackson for his State of the City address on Thursday, October 10th in Public Auditorium. The annual event allows residents to hear directly from Mayor Jackson about the achievements of the past year and his vision for the City of Cleveland's future.

Building on the success of last year's event, the 2019 State of the City will remain free and open to the public. Although the event is free, registration of each individual attending is required. To register, call 216-664-2500 or visit www.clevelandohio.gov/sotctickets. Doors open at 6 p.m. Remarks begin promptly at 7 p.m. The event will offer open seating.

Fitch Ratings, one of the three major bond rating services, this week raised its grade for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from BBB+ to A-, a move that could help save the airport millions in coming years. Fitch’s action follows similar moves by Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poors Global Ratings, each of which raised the city-owned airport’s bond ratings a year ago.

As part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Safe Smart CLE program, existing streetlights will be replaced with new energy-efficient LED technology including adaptive control photocells. The project will not only improve the quality of light throughout the City but will also help lower its carbon footprint, providing improved health and safety for our citizens.

The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

More than 500 participants from around Northeast Ohio will gather at Cleveland Public Auditorium Oct. 16, 2019 to celebrate 10 years of progress in sustainability and build toward the future. This year’s summit will culminate Sustainable Cleveland 2019, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 10-year initiative to begin developing a “Green City on a Blue Lake.” The initiative engages all Clevelanders to work together to develop a thriving and resilient city that leverages its assets to build economic, social, and environmental well-being for all.

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than in years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

The City of Cleveland today announced eScooters are now available on city streets. Bird –one of four selected vendors – will have scooters available beginning Aug. 26 in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio City and Tremont. The easiest way to locate a nearby scooter is to download the Bird mobile app.

The city’s iconic “whale wall” mural on the Cleveland Public Power building along Interstate 90 will undergo a refresh this week. Internationally renowned marine life artist and conservationist Wyland returned to Cleveland to perform the work and began painting on October 2.

Property owners of a home that is currently vacant or an occupied multi-family home that has vacant units may apply for an exemption for the year 2020.

The City of Cleveland is applying for the Fiscal Year 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG): Local Solicitation. Click here for the FY 2019 JAG Application and Budget. To comment or make suggestions related to this grant application, please send an email to emergencyprep@city.cleveland.oh.us.

The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

10/11/2019 - City of Cleveland Unveils Harding Park Improvements at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10/10/2019 - Media Advisory: Post-State of the City Media Availability
10/09/2019 - City of Cleveland Hosts 11th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit October 16
10/08/2019 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education Members
10/07/2019 - City of Cleveland Statement Regarding the West Side Market
10/04/2019 - City of Cleveland Pilot Tree Damaged Sidewalk (TDS) Repair Program for Brick Streets
10/04/2019 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
10/04/2019 - “Whale Wall” Mural to Undergo Refresh by Original Artist
10/02/2019 - West 69th Street Rehabilitation Phase II
10/01/2019 - Fulton Road Phase II Rehabilitation Project
10/01/2019 - Vehicle Auction Saturday, October 12, 2019
09/30/2019 - City of Cleveland Receives $9.7M Grant to Reduce Lead Hazards and Lead Poisoning
09/26/2019 - City of Cleveland Hosts Age Friendly Job Fair During National Employ Older Workers Week
09/25/2019 - City of Cleveland Center Street Bridge Now Open
09/24/2019 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
09/24/2019 - City of Cleveland Issues Shared Mobility Permit to Wheels
09/24/2019 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Jackson, Council President Kelley, Mr. David J. Wondolowski, and Mr. Norm Edwards to Address Ohio Supreme Court Decision
09/23/2019 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Cleveland City Council Select Consulting Team for New Tax Policy Study
09/23/2019 - City of Cleveland Unveils Renovations at Mark Tromba Park
09/20/2019 - The 144th Cleveland Police Academy Graduates 43 Officers
10/04/2019 - Food Truck Friday
10/07/2019 - Bulk Pickup Week
10/15/2019 - Mobile Food Pantry
10/16/2019 - Sustainable Cleveland Summit