Citizens Police Academy Graduates Receive Recognition

Committed to improving the quality of life in Cleveland neighborhoods, three participants who completed the Citizens Police Academy training course were presented with certificates. Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Chief of Police Calvin Williams and Commander, Bureau of Community Policing Johnny Johnson congratulated and recognized graduates at the Citizens Police Academy Graduation Ceremony held in the Red Room at Cleveland City Hall. The Citizens Police Academy is a detailed seven week informational course allowing citizens, committed to maintaining safe and enjoyable neighborhoods, to receive first-hand knowledge and training on proper community policing techniques.

The Department of Public Works WILL NOT pick-up waste collection on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. There will be a one day delay in trash collection the week of the 16th. Regularly scheduled trash pick-up will resume on Monday, January 23, 2017. City Hall offices will be closed on the 16th, however public safety divisions will be available.

This report primarily focuses on the operations of City departments that report directly to the Mayor. A total of 25 departments and divisions are included in this publication. The report addresses fundamental services that have a direct impact on citizens. These activities, and their goals are identified in the “Key Public Service Areas” listed at the beginning of each department chapter.

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 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.  

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.

Vibrant Green Space can be defined as an accessible and active public space that connects people to place, nature and one another. This free event will feature variety of informational booths and great food and beverage options. Clevelanders can learn how to help create thriving green spaces for thier families and for the community!

Free Economic Checkups and a Savvy Saving Senior Presentation will be provided by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging on Friday, January 20, at the Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. This free presentation will be from 9 to 11am, and preregistration is encouraged.

New volunteer orientation will be held from 10:30am-11:30am on Saturday, January 28th at the Jefferson Branch Library (850 Jefferson Ave. in the Tremont neighborhood). This is the first step to becoming a City Dogs volunteer! City Dogs volunteers work with adoptable dogs available from the Division of Animal Care and Control. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Ninety percent of body heat goes out through the top of the head and hypothermia happens when a body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. If stuck in a vehicle without heat for an extended period of time, warmth will not be the only concern to deal, with but it is very important.

Requirements for the Campaign Finance Auditor position include High school diploma or equivalent and three years related experience including operations processes or financial auditing; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must demonstrate command of Microsoft Office, proficiency in reading comprehension and math.

Last year during flu season, Cleveland saw a sharp increase in influenza cases that resulted in hospitalizations. Online flu information is available, and the Cleveland Department of Public Health has a flu hotline with information for Clevelanders at 216.664.4621. 

The National Council on Aging educates older adults about influenza and prevention. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. A higher dose vaccine was developed specifically to address the age-related weakening of the immune system.

Cold winter temperatures can cause frozen water pipes and burst meters. These can damage property and be expensive to repair, and are the responsibility of the property owner. But there are simple steps that can be taken to protect homes and businesses and save money.

The Amputee Recreational Support Group of Central Ohio regularly schedules recreational activities for amputees – Veterans and non-Veterans, including Yoga for Amputees, shooting events, and recreational swimming.  Information is available from Robert Hass at 614.288.5105 or via email. 


The Ohio Auditor of State’s office maintains a system for the reporting of fraud, including misuse of public money by any official or office. The system allows all Ohio citizens, including public employees, the opportunity to make anonymous complaints through a toll free number, the Auditor of State’s website, or through the United States mail.

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.

The Goal of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House Organization is to raise $7,000,000 for the construction of a Fisher House (there are currently 62 houses in operation across the US, Germany, and England) that will be located on the grounds of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (VAMC), the third largest VA hospital in the US. 

Exemptions require annual application for property that remains vacant at the end of the year.Exemption forms are available for owners of vacant homes, those who have vacancies in multi-dwelling properties and vacant/abandoned rental properties.

Bob Hope: An American Treasure tells the story of the Guinness Book’s “most honored” man through a series of themed modules that celebrate his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment, relationships with US Presidents and his other passion – the game of golf. The exhibit, housed in the Western Reserve Historical Society's Entrepreneurship Gallery, features over 160 artifacts, 200 vintage photos and seven video displays. 

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

01/13/2017 - The City of Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Waste on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Monday, January 16, 2017
01/11/2017 - The City of Cleveland WILL NOT Collect Waste on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Monday, January 16, 2017
01/11/2017 - Mayor Jackson Swears-in the Director and Assistant Director of Port Control
01/10/2017 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education Leadership and New Board Member
01/05/2017 - The Willard Garage Lakeside Entrance Closure
01/04/2017 - Statement from Mayor Jackson on the Passing of Daryl Rush
01/03/2017 - Mayor Jackson Swore-in Matt Gray as Chief of Sustainability
01/03/2017 - Mayor Jackson Swore-in Duane Deskins as First Chief of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth & Young Adults
01/02/2017 - News Advisory: Mayor Jackson to Swear-in Chief of Sustainability
01/02/2017 - News Advisory: Mayor Jackson to Swear-in First Chief of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults
12/21/2016 - City Trash Collection Schedule Changes for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
12/19/2016 - Statement Regarding the Monitor Filing the Equipment and Resource Plan
12/19/2016 - Statement Regarding the Monitor’s Filing of the Body Worn Camera Policy
12/19/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-in City of Cleveland Director of the Department of Aging
12/15/2016 - Media Advisory: City of Cleveland Winter Weather UPDATE!
12/15/2016 - City of Cleveland Winter Weather – UPDATE!
12/14/2016 - Mayor Jackson Promotes Cleveland Firefighters
12/13/2016 - Cuyahoga County, City of Cleveland, Cavs/Quicken Loans Arena Organization and Destination Cleveland Announce Collaboration for Transformation of The Q
12/08/2016 - City Trash Collection Schedule Changes for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
01/16/2017 - Ice Fest
01/20/2017 - Year of Vibrant Green Space Kickoff
01/29/2017 - Ice Carving