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Public Square Celebrates With Behind the Fence Donor Recognition Ceremony

Downtown Cleveland is experiencing a level of investment and national attention as it continues to grow as a destination to live, work, play and do business. The vision to reinvent Public Square as a welcoming, active, energetic and sustainable public park has come to completion and recently a Behind the Fence Donor Recognition Ceremony was held to showcase the features of Cleveland’s newest family-friendly attraction for visitors, tourists and the community. In celebration of Public Square’s project completion a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Square.

Animals and Pets: Dog licenses and parks, pet adoption and reclaiming, spay- neuter referalls, animal complaints, volunteer opportunities, zoo


Career Center: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio jobs and employment assistance and training


Education and Learning: CMSD information, fine arts and other recreation center classes, safety classes for all ages incuding CPR training, lead-safe living


Environment: Environmental health, energy conservation clinics, trash pick-up schedules, recycling in Cleveland, sustainability


Getting Around: Airports, traffic cameras, public transportation, public parking and parking meters, street repairs, potholes


Health & Human Services: Local services and resources including employment assistance, health screening, housing, cemeteries


Housing and Home Improvement: Tenant information, mortgage and home remodeling/repair loans, paint refund program, sidewalk programs, historic preservation, landbank, permit information, housing discrimination, taxes


Residents Information Center:  Hiring contractors, buying cars, housing discrimination complaints, damage from potholes, paying for tickets, courts and laws, taxes, downtown parking


Safety and Emergency: Safety education, safety volunteers, senior safety, emergency preparedness


Seniors: Home maintenance programs, utility assistance, eviction, activities, volunteer opportunities, health and social services


Things To Do: Visual and performance arts, recreation centers, golf, swimming


  • Information on Safety and Traffic Restrictions for the Republican National Convention

    Activities encompassing this designated National Special Security Event will take place Sunday, July 17 through Thursday, July 21. A number of safety restrictions will be in place including security screenings, road closures, parking restrictions, airport and marina closures, airspace restrictions. The public is encouraged to use RTA to travel downtown during this time.

  • July 1st: City Hall Centennial Celebration

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other city officials will celebrate the centennial anniversary of Cleveland City Hall on Friday, July1, 2016 at Noon.  The event will feature remarks from city officials, historic photos, and the unveiling of a centennial plaque. City Hall, which was formally dedicated on July 4th, 1916 by Mayor Harry L. Davis, was built for a total cost of $3 Million. The public is invited to attend this free celebration. 

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    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.

  • 7/4: Kamm’s Corners 4th of July Parade!

    All are encouraged to include the Kamm’s Corners 4th of July Parade in their Independence Day plans and join Mayor Frank G. Jackson on Monday, July 4th to celebrate the birth of this great nation. The parade starts at 9:30am at Kamm’s Plaza and will go east on Lorain Avenue to West Park Road, which curves back to Rocky River Drive. The approximately 1.5 mile parade continues south on Rocky River Drive and returns.

  • City Offices and Willard Garage Closed July 4th, Trash Will NOT Be Picked Up

    On Monday, July 4, 2016, Cleveland City Hall will be closed to employees and visitors in observance of Independence Day. In addition, The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works WILL NOT pick-up waste on Monday, July 4, 2016 and all City pools will be closed unless the temperature exceeds 85 degrees. Willard Parking Garage also will be closed. 

  • Cleveland Presents Republican National Convention Security Preparations

    In preparations for the 2016 Republican National Convention to be held July 18th through the 21st, Mayor Jackson and members of his Administration presented a comprehensive overview on security preparation. The presentation included the Department of Public Safety preparedness efforts by the Divisions of Police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Fire and Corrections, along with the offices of Emergency Management and Communications.

  • Permit Applications for Republican National Convention

    The City of Cleveland has established a drop box in which all permit applications for parades and special uses on City parks during the week of the RNC will be deposited. This same drop box will be used for all RNC special use and parade permit applications which will appear as they are updated. The drop box may be checked periodically for any additions or updates.

  • Illegal Dumping Pollutes and Lowers Property Values

    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.

  • Cleveland Water - Monthly Billing

    Beginning in January 2017, Cleveland Water will be transitioning accounts from quarterly to monthly billing to help customers better manage their household budget, track their water usage and detect possible leaks sooner. Once the transition is completed, water meters will be read monthly, and all consumption and other related charges will be based on a monthly rate.

  • Some Little Known Facts about Cleveland City Hall

    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. 

  • Cleveland Bike Plan to Add 70+ Miles of Bikeway by 2017

    A new Bikeway Implementation Plan has been designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The goal of the Citys plan is to provide cycling amenities in every neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

    These maps give a better understanding of issues and trends and support awareness and better decision making. They include capital improvements, crime data, EPA regulated facilities, routing, and more.

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

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

  • Stray Cat Sterilization Available

    Help is available for Cleveland residents concerned about the stray cat population.  The City recently granted $10,000 to the Animal Protective League to help defray the cost of sterilization for feral cats.

  • Division of Recreation Offers Free Fun for All!

    Offered by the Department of Recreation: Sand Volleyball, summer camp at Camp George L. Forbes, baseball and softball for youth ages 4—19, Jr. Golf for Cleveland youth ages 9-17, outdoor pools and spray basins, learn to swim classes, Showagon (looking for local talent!), free summer lunch program and more!

  • Summer Food Service Program

    This year the Summer Lunch program will serve children ages 1-18 Monday thru Friday at various City of Cleveland playground sites, recreation centers, and nonprofit organizations. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More information is available from the Department of Recreation at 216.664.2561.

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