Mayor Jackson, City Council Honor US Representative Marcy Kaptur for Service

US Representative Marcy Kaptur was honored Monday night at Cleveland City Council’s meeting for being the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives. Mayor Frank G. Jackson and members of Cleveland City Council thanked her for her service at the April 23rd meeting. City Council unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing her achievement. First elected in 1982, Congresswoman Kaptur has served 18 terms under six presidents. A daughter of a Polish-American working-class family in Toledo, Marcy Kaptur became the first member of her family to graduate from college, earing degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan

The City of Cleveland’s Municipal West Lot will be closed to daily and key card parkers from Tuesday, April 24 through Friday, April 27 for the highly anticipated Cleveland Browns NFL Draft event.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship applications are available to City of Cleveland employees, dependents of City of Cleveland employees, high school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and high school seniors who are in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation. The entry deadline is Sunday, April 29, 2018.

As part of the national “Free the Shelters” event, adoption fees will be waived at the City of Cleveland kennel from May 4-6. Adoption fees - typically $61 - will be paid for by PRAI Beauty, which is also funding adoptions at shelters around the country.

The Mayor's Office of Communications prepares and distributes information to Veterans and their supporters monthly, via the Cleveland City Hall blog. The page includes timely information on special events, memorials, healthcare, and other news of value to local veterans. 

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 will begin a new round of home placarding on Monday, April 2. Placarding is mandated by the State of Ohio –it involves signage on properties alerting potential residents a home is legally uninhabitable due to uncorrected lead hazards. The process helps protect children by indicating a home is unsafe for human occupancy, especially for anyone under six years‟ old and pregnant women. 

Clevelanders 15 years and older can become professional American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment with the City of Cleveland. Training classes and review courses run through May, 2018.

Art Fur Animals is the annual benefit for the non-profit organization Friends of the Cleveland Kennel. The event includes live and silent art auctions, raffle prizes, food, drinks and more! All proceeds benefit Cleveland animals in need! Tickets are now on sale for the event and can be purchased online.

The City of Cleveland Department of Aging presents the 29th Annual Senior Day. ALL seniors invited to attend this FREE event which begins at 10am on Thursday, May 24th at Cleveland Public Hall. An information fair, program, lunch and entertainment are provided.

Youth who dance, sing, act and perform poetry form a summer performing art troupe that appears on a mobile stage unit from early June through August. Kids ages 5 to 17 audition annually in May. The Division of Recreation provides voice instructors and choreographers to enhance talent.

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group class designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 15 participants led by a trained facilitator.

Residents are encouraged to help keep the City of Cleveland beautiful, healthy and clean by reporting nuisance properties and illegal dumping.The objective of the city’s lot cutting and cleaning program is to keep vacant lots and the exteriors of vacant structures within the city aesthetically pleasing and to eliminate health and safety hazards. Its activities include cutting weeds and removing debris from vacant lots.

Police Chief Williams clarifies information regarding city policy as it pertains to pursuing suspects wanted for violent crimes and OVI related offenses. The City of Cleveland follows best practices in its pursuit policies, in order to protect the lives of officers and citizens while removing violent offenders.

May, 2018 is Older Americans Month, and the theme is to “Engage at Every Age!”. Ohio currently has the sixth largest older adult population in the nation. The Ohio Department of Aging works year-round to empower elders and strengthen communities. 

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is changing the process for international travelers arriving in Cleveland. The previous process, which has been a sore spot for some passengers, included waiting for all passengers to finish being checked by Customs and Border Protection before getting on a shuttle that drops them off at the baggage claim level.

Safe Smart CLE is a new initiative introduced by Mayor Frank G. Jackson that combines cost-saving and energy-efficient LED streetlights with smart camera technology to make neighborhoods safer and more sustainable. The LED technology will be powered by Cleveland Public Power (CPP) and includes features like remote control to brighten or dim lights and alerts to CPP when there is a malfunction.

The Department of Public Works, Division of Waste Collection will again issue citations for violations of City of Cleveland waste collection and recycling regulations. Citations could run up to $350, depending on the infraction. The City will post videos to its social media accounts for public education.

The City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board invites all Clevelanders to “Hands Across CLE” events. Some events will include live entertainment and refreshments. By joining together – from the East Side to the West Side – the City can become stronger and safer by making connections among diverse neighborhoods, building community among residents and promoting friendships across Cleveland.

 Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

Collaborative work to reinvent public education in Cleveland continues to show mixed results, according to this February 2017 report by the Cleveland Transformation Alliance. Cleveland's Plan for Transforming Schools seeks to reinvent Cleveland public education by creating a diverse portfolio of district and charter schools.

The City of Cleveland’s budget is one of the most important documents that the City prepares as it identifies the services to be provided and how they will be financed. This document is designed to assist the reader in understanding the City’s budgetary processes and resultant budgets. It includes a 3 year historical budgetary line item of expenses and revenue, as well as detailed staffing levels for every department.

04/26/2018 - Cleveland Kennel Adoption Fees to Be Waived During ‘Free The Shelters’ Weekend Event
04/25/2018 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Statement Regarding Joe Cimperman
04/24/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
04/24/2018 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements
04/23/2018 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements
04/23/2018 - Cleveland Municipal West Lot to Close April 24-27 for Popular Browns NFL Draft Event
04/19/2018 - City Announces Electricity Aggregation Agreement with Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council
04/13/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
04/13/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
04/13/2018 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
04/13/2018 - City of Cleveland Encourages Fun, Safe Experience During Downtown Festivities April 13-15
04/11/2018 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements
04/11/2018 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements
04/10/2018 - City of Cleveland Kennel is Full, Adoption Fees Lowered
04/09/2018 - Mayor Jackson Swears in Tania Menesse as Director of Community Development
04/06/2018 - National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
04/06/2018 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Administers Oath of Office to New Director of Community Development
04/04/2018 - Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Indians 2018 Season Home Opener April 6
04/03/2018 - Vehicle Auction Saturday, April 7, 2018
03/28/2018 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces First Phase of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative
04/02/2018 - Dyngus Day
04/04/2018 - Cleveland Stories
04/06/2018 - Indians Home Opener
04/07/2018 - Music at Main
04/07/2018 - Genealogy @ CPL Photograph Collection 
04/11/2018 - Cleveland Stories
04/14/2018 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
04/18/2018 - Cleveland Stories