Mayor Jackson Signs Ordinance No. 1446-13

Recently, Cleveland City Council voted to approve the measure to make changes to its anti-discrimination ordinance number 1446 and on Friday, July 22, 2016, Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed into law ordinance number 1446-13, which would allow transgender citizens to use whatever restroom that conforms with their gender identity. This bill expands the city’s nondiscrimination law; thereby, amending Cleveland’s anti- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) discrimination law to prohibit businesses from banning their employees and customers to use restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity.

Beats and Eats, one of Mayor Jackson's "Art in Everything" Initiative events, happens Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at MALL C from 11am until 2pm and features Beckham’s B&M, Fired Up & Fawaky Burst, and music by The Motown Jazz Band.

All are invited to celebrate the American's with Disabilities Act and party at Wade Oval Wednesday. There will be games activities, a resource fair, adoptive yoga and Zumba. Mo Mojo & Zydeco will perform and tthe movie Tomorrowland will be shown. 

The Environmental Crimes Task Force was established in 2014 to investigate crimes related to illegal dumping, which is severely damaging the environment. Anyone witnessing illegal dumping can call 9-1-1, 66-DUMP or their local neighborhood council office. Illegal dumping invites more crimes and the only way to stop it is to report it.

Beginning with the Cleveland Orchestra's Star Spangled Banner Concert and fireworks on July 29th at Public Square, "A Community Thank You Party" follows on Saturday July 30th.  Among other events, there will be free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admission for Northeast Ohio residents. 

The original City Hall had several locations prior to arriving at 601 Lakeside Avenue. One location was the Case Block, a commercial building on Superior Avenue that stood in the present location of the Cleveland Public Library’s main building. The city leased the Case Block from 1875-1906 at $36,000 per year and finally purchased the building from the Case Estate in 1906. 

The Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects will oversee resurfacing operations in the Eighth Ward of the City of Cleveland from July 27 until the end of September. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of construction activities. Streets scheduled to be resurfaced are East 124th Street, Neff Road, East 169th, and Darley Avenue.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Cleveland for its annual budget for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2016. To receive this award, a governmental entity must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a Policy Document, as an Operations Guide, as a Financial Plan and as a Communications Device.

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.

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.

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

The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains a web page with frequent updates regarding the George V. Voinovich Bridge Project. News included on the page includes closures, work schedules, progress and more. 

Applications are being accepted for appointment to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education for an unexpired term ending June 30, 2019. Anyone who is a resident of the CMSD can be appointed to the School’s Board. Applications are available in English and in Spanish, on this site as well as the CMSD website, and the Cleveland Public Library website. Hardcopies are available at City recreation centers and Cleveland Public Library branches. Applications must be completed, signed and returned via mail or in person to the CMSD Nominating Panel at Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 227, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, attention Monyka Price. The application deadline is close of business on Friday, August 12, 2016.

The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

07/26/2016 - Traffic Advisory: Ward Eight Street Resurfacing
07/23/2016 - City of Cleveland Extended Hours for Cooling Stations
07/22/2016 - Media Advisory: City of Cleveland Joint Information Center Deactivated Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
07/22/2016 - City of Cleveland FINAL RNC Media Update July 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
07/22/2016 - News Advisory City of Cleveland Daily Media Briefing Friday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m.
07/21/2016 - City of Cleveland Daily Media Update July 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
07/19/2016 - City of Cleveland Daily Media Update July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
07/18/2016 - City of Cleveland Daily Media Update July 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
07/18/2016 - Cleveland Memorial Shoreway Now Reopen
07/17/2016 - Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director Michael McGrath and Chief Calvin D. Williams on Shootings in Baton Rouge
07/15/2016 - Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson on Tragedy in Nice, France
07/14/2016 - Former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert "Bob" Bennett Honored with Street Naming
07/14/2016 - Nominating Panel Now Accepting Applications
07/13/2016 - Official Documents Released to Media Regarding Republican National Convention
07/12/2016 - Kirtland Park Overnight Camping Rules and Regulations
07/08/2016 - Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams on Shooting in Dallas
07/07/2016 - Suggested Detours for Traffic Restrictions During Republican National Convention
07/01/2016 - News Advisory: Mayor Jackson Celebrates City Hall Centennial
06/30/2016 - Media Advisory: City and Secret Service to Announce Security and Traffic Restrictions during the Republican National Convention
06/30/2016 - Cleveland’s Public Square Reopens After Renovation
07/01/2016 - Turning Wheels Roller Skating
07/06/2016 - Sustainable Cleveland Quarterly Meeting
07/08/2016 - Turning Wheels Roller Skating
07/15/2016 - Turning Wheels Roller Skating
07/22/2016 - Turning Wheels Roller Skating
07/29/2016 - Turning Wheels Roller Skating
07/29/2016 - Night Market
07/29/2016 - American Solar Challenge
07/31/2016 - Race For Home