Cleveland’s Division of Fire Promotes Firefighters

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone (Ward15); Public Safety Assistant Director of Operations Edward Eckart; Interim Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo; and other public safety officials at a ceremony held in the Mayor’s Red Room at Cleveland City Hall to promote and administer the oath of office to six City of Cleveland firefighters to new supervisory positions. Family members and friends were also in attendance.

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. 

The Department of Aging can assist residents (60 years of age or over or who have disabilities) in completing applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) program. HEAP is designed to help residents meet the cost of home heating (natural gas, electric, and oil, kerosene, or wood heating services) in the winter.

For those who have pre-existing medical problems, such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes, cold weather may put a strain on health.Doctor’s advice should be followed about shoveling snow or other strenuous work.  Infants and the elderly are most at risk for cold-related illnesses.

A special day-long event for older adults will provide health information and hands-on experiences that examine the causes of chronic disease. This program will provide skills and resources to reduce stress, engage in healthy eating and help seniors enjoy active, high-quality lives. Topics and activities include: managing chronic illness, managing stress, tapping, reiki, relaxation, diet and nutrition, exercise and other activities that promote healthy living.

This publication provides information on utility fee assistance programs for heat, electricity, water, sewer, as well as property tax reduction for qualified individuals. Also included are benefits information for Cleveland seniors and energy saving tips. 

Dan Williams, Director of Media Relations with the Mayor's Office of Communications has a message for all drivers to make sure vehicles are prepared for winter weather. Following these tips can help make Clevelanders safer and make driving through snow and ice less treacherous this season.

The City of Cleveland commemorates Black History Month by recognizing the many faces of sacrifice in the African American Community.  The month of activities will focus on the media, arts & entertainment, youth, small business, education, and health.  The month will close with acknowledging those who are the faces of sacrifice for the homeless, those incarcerated, the handicapped, those in the military and other categories.

The guide includes information to help Clevelanders become aware of fraud tactics and how to spot water employee impersonators who may seek access into homes. It also includes a listing of services available for Seniors from the City of Cleveland as well as tips to protect homes and save money. 

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking civic-minded people to serve as Poll Workers to assist voters on Election Day. Poll workers earn up to $200, which includes successfully completing a poll worker training class and attending a meeting the night before the election. Applicants may apply online at: www.443VOTE.com, or call the Board of Elections Poll Worker Department at 216.443.3277.

La Junta Electoral del Condado de Cuyahoga está buscando personas con conciencia cívica para servir como Trabajadores Electorales a fin de ayudar a los electores el Día de las Elecciones. Los trabajadores electorales ganan hasta $200 por su servicio, que incluye completar con éxito una clase de capacitación como trabajador electoral y asistir a una reunión la noche anterior a la elección. Los solicitantes pueden hacer la solicitud en línea en: www.443VOTE.com o llamar al Departamento de Trabajadores Electorales de la Junta Electoral al 216.443.3277.

A Fisher House is for military family members to stay free-of-charge while their injured or ill loved one receives treatment, procedures, operations, or rehabilitation. The goal of the organization is to raise $7,000,000 to construct a Fisher House on the grounds of Cleveland's Louis Stokes VA Hospital, the third largest VA hospital in the US. There are currently 62 houses in operation worldwide.

Old Stone Church's 2016 Hope for the City Lenten Leadership Series will focus on the celebration year topic of sustainable transportation. Wednesdays from noon-1pm Feb 24th-March 16th. Seating is limited, and registration is required.

Cleveland Care Calls is an automated telephone reassurance system being offered to Cleveland Senior Citizens by the Departments of Aging and Public Safety. Through this computerized system, the senior receives a call, on days they request, to check on their well-being.

Reasons for exemption include property vacancies, conversions, servicing by a private hauler, and structure abandonment. Form and secondary documentation must be completed and submitted by March 31, 2016.

New set out guidelines were passed by City Council in May 2015.  Over the six months since the new rules came into effect, over 2,400 warning citations, which did not incur financial penalty, have been issued. As of February 1, 2016, there are no more warnings and the first offense will mean violators will be fined.

The City of Cleveland wants customers to be aware of imposters claiming to be utility employees that visit homes and conduct phone scams. There are tips for all three public utility departments: Cleveland Water, Cleveland Public Power and Cleveland Water Pollution Control. Clevelanders are asked share tips with others who may not have online access.

MomsFirst is a City of Cleveland program that offers case management and home visiting services to pregnant moms until their baby reaches age two. Women who participate in the program will receive health education on topics such as prenatal care, breastfeeding, family planning, and safe sleep. MomsFirst assists with referrals to meet insurance, housing, food, education needs.

Cleveland’s SRP helps retail districts become attractive, economically viable, and diverse places to visit and shop by assisting in the design and funding of signage and the rehabilitation of traditional storefront buildings.

The Con Plan details how the Department of Community Development will spend approximately $27 million in federal HUD funds, from 6/1/2015 to 5/31/2016. Programs include: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) has opened registration for its 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program. The program matches Cuyahoga County teens and young adults, ages 14-24, to meaningful summer work experiences in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Y.O.U. manages the largest array of employment opportunities for youth in Cuyahoga County, includingpart-time and summer jobs and internship experiences.

This update includes information on City revenue, challenges to the tax base, additional expenses anticipated, and increases in cost with regards to the Consent Decree and City employee related costs.

For years Cleveland has highlighted the achievements and importance of its elder community with an annual Senior Day. This celebration is held in May, which is Older Americans Month, and includes an information fair, recognition of outstanding seniors, lunch and entertainment.

02/04/2016 - Cleveland Division of Fire Supervisory Promotions
01/28/2016 - News Advisory: Sustainable Cleveland 2019 - Year of Sustainable Transportation Kick-off
01/26/2016 - Department of Public Safety to Release Administrative Disciplinary Results from Use of Force Incident
01/20/2016 - A Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson on U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach
01/15/2016 - Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Waste on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
01/12/2016 - Traffic Advisory: East 93rd Street from Euclid Avenue to Chester Avenue
01/12/2016 - City of Cleveland’s Winter Weather Plan – January 12 at 5:00 pm to January 13
01/11/2016 - City of Cleveland’s Winter Weather Plan – January 11 at 5:00 pm to January 12
01/08/2016 - City of Cleveland Continues Discarded Live Christmas Tree Collection
01/08/2016 - Traffic Advisory: East 22nd Street Rehabilitation Project
01/04/2016 - Cleveland Police Officer Resigns upon Being Found Guilty of Misdemeanor Charges
01/04/2016 - Traffic Advisory: East 101st Street from Euclid Avenue to Chester Avenue
12/28/2015 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams Address Media Following the Grand Jury Decision
12/28/2015 - Mayor Jackson Response to Grand Jury Decision
12/28/2015 - City of Cleveland to Pick-Up Discarded Live Christmas Trees
12/23/2015 - Mayor Jackson’s 11th State of the City Address Date Announced
12/23/2015 - City Emergency Medical Service Completes First Aid Training of Cleveland Division of Police
12/22/2015 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR Tuesday December 22, 2015
12/21/2015 - Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Waste on Christmas Day
12/18/2015 - Cleveland/Cuyahoga Workforce Investment Board Wins U.S. Labor Department $2.1 million - Job Training Grant