Cleveland Presents Republican National Convention Security Preparations

In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) to be held in Cleveland from July 18, 2016, through July 21, 2016, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and members of his administration presented a comprehensive overview on security preparation updates at Cleveland City Hall in the Mayor’s Red Room on Lakeside Avenue. The presentation included the City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety preparedness efforts, which include the Divisions of Police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Fire and Corrections along with the offices of Emergency Management (OEM) and Communications.

In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the City has designated an Official Parade Route, an Official Speaker's Platform and Park Use spaces for July 18-21st. The filing deadline for all applications and registrations is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 8, 2016.  Application form and information on these designated areas, as well as Event Zone Permit Regulations are available by clicking the link.

In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the City has designated Fixed and Mobile Vending Zones for July 18-21st. The filing deadline for all applications and registrations is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 8, 2016.  The application and information on these designated areas, as well as Event Zone Permit Regulations are available by clicking the link.

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.

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!

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 United States Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland have entered into an agreement to create widespread reforms and changes within the Cleveland Division of Police. There will be broad data collection regarding many of CDP’s activities, including its use of force and stop and search practices, and public reporting of that data on this website.

Rosenbaum & Associates has created a $3,000 scholarship opportunity specifically for college students who grew up with a firefighting parent or step parent. This award is available to families in Cleveland. To be eligible, participants must be graduating high school in 2016 or actively enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the US (graduate students are welcomed).

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers from all walks of life to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our three Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. Opportunities to serve are diverse. Volunteer classes will begin June 1st and pre-registration is required. 

Volunteers are needed to join a clean water initiative on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to Noon. Volunteers should dress for the weather. Refreshments, bags and gloves will be provided.

Requests for the 2016 50/50 Sidewalk Repair Program are now being taken with new and better pricing. Homeowners needing cost estimate inspections are asked to contact the City at 216.664.2232. Matching funds are limited and the program will close when all funds allocated have been exhausted. Funds are granted on a first-come first-served basis.

On Tuesday, June 14, at noon, there will be a commemoration of the Army's 241st year, Soldier of the Year awards, and a naturalization ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Guest speaker will be Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. 

The Cleveland Furniture Bank will gladly accept donations of couches, chairs, dining room sets, dressers, mattresses and box springs as well as major working appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers and more. This is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax deductible. Home pickups in Northeast Ohio can be scheduled online at clevelandfurniturebank.org or at 216.459.2265, ext 101.

This issue has info on the Adoption Ambassadors program, CITY DOG note cards and love letters, details on the new City of Cleveland Kennel, where to meet CITY DOGs this summer, and more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

05/25/2016 - Traffic Advisory: 2016 Downtown Street Resurfacing Project
05/25/2016 - Mayor Jackson Announces Official Parade, Park Use and Speakers Platform Regulations and Revised Mobile and Stationary Vendor Regulation
05/24/2016 - News Advisory: Mayor Jackson to Announce Official Parade Route, Park Use, Speaker's Platform and Event Zone Permit Regulations
05/24/2016 - News Advisory: City of Cleveland to Celebrate Senior Day
05/23/2016 - Traffic Advisory: Harvard Avenue Resurfacing Project
05/20/2016 - Permit Applications for Republican National Convention
05/18/2016 - Lively Week of Events in Downtown Cleveland Continues
05/18/2016 - Traffic Advisory: West 3rd Street Streetscape Project
05/16/2016 - City Prepares for Exciting Week in Downtown Cleveland
05/13/2016 - City Prepares for Annual Cleveland Marathon
05/13/2016 - News Advisory: Grand Opening of Fire Station 36
05/12/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In New Police Supervisors
05/10/2016 - Businesses That Have Applied for a “Major Event” Waiver Permit
05/06/2016 - City Congratulates Graduating Cadets
05/03/2016 - Invitations to Bid Posted on City Website
05/03/2016 - Traffic Advisory: Fleet Avenue Rehabilitation Project
05/02/2016 - City of Cleveland Delays Deconstruction of Cudell Gazebo
04/26/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Paul Alcantar as Commissioner of Waste Collection and Disposal
04/15/2016 - Traffic Advisory: East 93rd Street Resurfacing Project
04/14/2016 - Invitation to Re-Bid Posted on City Website
05/01/2016 - Community Bike Fair
05/01/2016 - National Drinking Water Week
05/07/2016 - RiverSweep 2016
05/07/2016 - Cleveland VegFest
05/07/2016 - Local Drink Tap
05/07/2016 - Know It, Love It , Cleveland Water Open House & Tour
05/13/2016 - Meet a CITY DOG!
05/13/2016 - "Lucky Charms"
05/14/2016 - Grand Opening: New Fire Station #36
05/14/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Grave Marker Ceremony and Placement
05/14/2016 - Meet a CITY DOG!
05/15/2016 - Meet a CITY DOG!
05/16/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Candle Light Vigil
05/18/2016 - Junior Solar Sprint Race
05/19/2016 - Cleveland Police Badge Case Ceremony
05/20/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Memorial Service
05/20/2016 - Police Memorial Parade
05/20/2016 - National Public Works & Safety Week Open House
05/20/2016 - National Public Works and Safety Week Open House
05/21/2016 - FREE Concert for Veterans
05/21/2016 - Asian Festival
05/21/2016 - Cleveland International Tattoo
05/21/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Police Collectors Show
05/21/2016 - Meet a CITY DOG!
05/22/2016 - 4th Annual Officer Down 5K