Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Together, We’re Building a Thriving Green City on a Blue Lake

The 8th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit, themed The “Year of Sustainable Transportation”, included pre-summit events for day one which featured an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Ride-N-Drive and Showcase event and a ribbon cutting event launching the University Hospital’s (UH) Bikes Cleveland Bike Share program held outside on the East Mall Drive between the Public Auditorium and New Convention Center on Lakeside Avenue.

The Civil Service Commission of Cleveland, Ohio has posted information regarding an open competitive examination for Patrol Officer positions. Application must be made electronically.No other form or method of application will be accepted.

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Mayor Frank G. Jackson briefed City of Cleveland managerial employees on the upcoming November 8 ballot measure to increase the city's income tax rate from 2.0% to 2.5%.

The Ohio.gov website keeps commuters informed of current traffic conditions for the Shoreway project. Delays are expected. Motorists are highly encouraged to seek alternate routes, carpool, or take RTA and avoid the area. 

City of Cleveland recreation centers are currently serving after-school meals to children ages five through eighteen at all locations. Meals will be served Monday through Friday while the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is in session as well as during winter and spring breaks and during declared school snow days when students are not required to attend class due to inclement weather.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is looking for Poll Workers. It’s a great way to meet neighbors and be a part of democracy in action. Poll Workers are paid up to $200 for working on Election Day and take a training class.

As of Monday, June 6, utility work commences on the east side of Adelbert Rd. between Euclid Ave. and Circle Drive. One lane of traffic will be open during construction and access to adjacent driveways will be maintained. Work will continue until the first week of October from 7am to 5pm.

Finally, Cleveland will join the list of cities from all over the world in hosting open streets events! Open streets, also called ciclovias, are family-oriented, neighborhood-based programs that are accessible to all residents. Streets are closed to cars and open to the public, with a focus on health and social engagement. Community partners will host free activities and provide entertainment along the route.

This program enables and encourages students in kindergarten through 8th grade to walk and bike to school safely. Safe Routes can improve community safety, increase health and wellness, improve academic performance, and help the environment. In addition, infrastructure improvements through Safe Routes will benefit city residents who walk, bicycle or drive in areas around schools.

Project GreenCare for Troops is a national program that provides free lawn, landscape and snow removal services for military families and veterans with service-related disabilities. There are more than 225,000 military personnel deployed in 150 countries and 3.6 million veterans with service-related disabilities needing day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present the exhibition First Responders: As We See Them, As They Are, a collection of photographic portraits by Herbert Ascherman Jr. featuring Emergency Responder personnel from the Greater Cleveland Area. 

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has prepared a voter guide, in English and Spanish, to benefit voters in this election year. The guide includes voting registration and mailed ballot deadlines, poll information, early voting hours, and identification required for voting. 

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to be vigilant due to an increase in IRS impersonation scams by automated phone calls and new scams involving demands for tax payments on iTunes and other gift cards.  

The Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS), in collaboration with Project DAWN, has begun a pilot program to dispense Project DAWN Kits at several Cleveland locations. An individual should be seeking the kit for themselves, a family member, friend, or loved one at risk for opioid overdose. 

In its first school year, 2015-16, True2U served 773 youth in Cleveland! True2U is the shared vision of community leaders from MyCom, the youth development initiative of The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and the Northeast Ohio Faith-Based Collaborative, Inc. 

One of the fastest growing crimes is Medical Identity Theft, a crime where someone illegally uses personal information to obtain medical and prescription care, including surgery and advanced costly procedures.  A thief may use someone's name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with an insurance provider, or get other care. This can affect the victim's treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report.

The True2U program is an innovative mentoring and career awareness program that prepares eighth grade students for the transition from middle school to high school. Those interested in becoming adult mentors can apply now. Four hundred mentors are needed for the 2016 to 2017 school year. 

The City of Cleveland will be testing swimmers interested in becoming life guards. Applicants must be at least 15 years old by March 31st, 2017. Succesful completion of testing does not guarantee employment with the City of Cleveland. Cleveland residents successfully completing the course will have first priority to seasonal vacancies.

This smoking cessation program for pregnant women includes prenatal and postpartum smoking cessation sessions using positive reinforcement to help promote a healthier lifestyle.

Police history goes all the way back to the City's founder, Moses Cleaveland. When he established this great city, he conducted a survey seeking to “Establish peace, quiet and safety” in the settlement, making him Cleveland's very first Peace Officer.

Cleveland Municipal Court’s Veterans Treatment Docket needs volunteers – preferably military veterans- to help Veterans transition to successful lives.  Info: Derek Moore at 216.664.4712. 

New evidence in the 1989 murder of 10 year old Amy Mihaljevic has led police to appeal to the public for information on this unsolved crime.

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

09/22/2016 - 136th Cleveland Police Academy Reports for Duty
09/20/2016 - Healthy Cleveland Initiative Recognized as a “HealthyCommunity50” Member in the “Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge”
09/16/2016 - End of Summer Events in Cleveland this Weekend
09/15/2016 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Statement on the Death of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez
09/12/2016 - Reserve Your Spot at the 2016 Sustainable Cleveland Summit
09/08/2016 - City of Cleveland Welcomes Public Feedback on Use of Force Policy
09/02/2016 - Second Annual CITY DOGS Reunion and Play Day
09/01/2016 - City of Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Waste on Monday, September 5, 2016
08/31/2016 - Events Throughout the City Promise a Lively Week in Cleveland
08/30/2016 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Statement on Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Decision to Grant a Preliminary Injunction against ORC 9.49
08/29/2016 - Division of Emergency Medical Service and Project DAWN Collaborate on Naloxone Dispensing Pilot Program
08/25/2016 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Statement on Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Decision to Uphold Cleveland Gun Registry and Weapon Regulations
08/23/2016 - City of Cleveland Files Challenge to State Law in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
08/23/2016 - News Advisory: City of Cleveland to Challenge State Law in Court
08/18/2016 - Excitement and Anticipation Surround Browns, Indians, and McCartney Concert Goers Tonight
08/16/2016 - Excitement and Anticipation to Surround Cleveland Browns Thursday Night Preseason Home Game
08/16/2016 - City of Cleveland and United States Attorney’s Office Seek Applicants to serve on Community Police Commission
08/09/2016 - Nominating Panel Application Deadline This Friday
08/05/2016 - Cleveland Division of Fire Announces Additional Open House Dates
08/05/2016 - Traffic Advisory: St. Clair Avenue Resurfacing Project
09/07/2016 - Men Leading the Way: A Family Workshop
09/10/2016 - Great Lake Erie Boat Float
09/14/2016 - Men Leading the Way: A Family Workshop
09/15/2016 - Hispanic Heritage Month Opening
09/15/2016 - Senior Walk
09/21/2016 - Sustainable Cleveland 2019