Taiwanese Nursing Students Visit Mayor Jackson and City Council

Mayor Frank G. Jackson met with thirty Taiwanese nursing students on Wednesday, July 12th. Most of the students were from Cleveland’s Sister City, Taipei, Taiwan. The students are in Cleveland as part of an exchange program with Case Western University. They were interested to learn about what Mayor Jackson does day to day in his official capacity. When asked why they wanted to meet with Mayor Jackson specifically, one of the women responded, “We like to meet with the person in charge!”

The Jackson Administration reinitiated the Capital Improvement Program in 2007 in order to better plan the public investments.Projects implemented by the Capital Improvement Program will shape the physical landscape of Cleveland for generations, and play an important role in the City’s long-term ability to deliver critical services necessary for attracting private investment and making Cleveland a vital, vibrant and connected city.

As an incentive, currently the cost is $20 per dog and that includes licensing, microchipping, vaccinations, and spaying/neutering. Appointments are recommended, but not necessary. Families are asked to include children in the adoption process by bringing them to meet the adoptable dogs.

Information can be accessed under the tab marked "Public Health". This page searches the lead status of homes. 

Pipeline infrastructure improvements begin on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, weather permitting. The work zone will include a number of streets along Lorain Avenue between West 105th and West 115th.  Please use caution in construction zones.

The Cleveland Food Bank will be passing out healthy produce and Jimmy John's sandwiches at several recreation centers and other venues now until early August. There will be agencies on hand to assist attendees with SNAP applications, Medicaid enrollment, and signing up for free cell phones. Locations and details are available on the city events calendar.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the Cleveland Division of Recreation today announce the 2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is at all City recreation centers and partner locations throughout the City. There is no charge to families or children to participate.

Seasonal activities at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers include organized sports, playground activities, performance arts, ice skating, camping, and more. Activities are designed for participants from the very young to Seniors. Detailed information is available on the new Seasonal Activities page.

The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson: “I have made a decision to increase all of our regular full-time and part-time employees, both union and non-union, earning less than $15 an hour, up to a $15 hourly rate. It is my intention to implement this $15 per hour minimum rate for all of our regular full-time and part-time employees in April 2018, corresponding with the third year of our union contracts.”

When temperatures rise to 85 degrees or higher, the City of Cleveland will open its 22 outdoor pools no matter the day of the week. City outdoor pools are open from the second weekend in June through the second weekend in August, Wednesdays thru Sundays from noon until 7:30pm The City also operates 19 indoor pools at its recreation centers.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed more than 75 pieces of legislation passed by Cleveland City Council into law.  Among the legislation signed are items relating to the tax budget, licenses, service agreements, social programs, neighborhood development projects and union agreements. Many of the enhanced services and programs are made possible by Issue 32 and support the Mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative.

This summer Cleveland children will see the city’s new ice cream truck staffed by members of the Division of Police. In addition to serving cold tasty treats, the truck is an opportunity for Police to engage with children in a positive way. The City of Cleveland is hosting a social media contest, which runs until August 4th, to spread the word about the new ice cream truck. The prize is lunch with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams at City Hall

A free seminar for seniors, their family member and caregivers will be presented at Cotman Vistas in University Circle. This duscussion will focus on features that make kitchens easier to use. This is a free event, however preregistration is required.

The Cleveland Department of Aging has partnered with the Division of Recreation to offer four community walks at beautiful Cleveland parks and recreation centers. This is a great way to get active, meet new friends and have fun! All walkers will be entered into a raffle. All fitness levels may participate!

The Division of Recreation will extend hours at eight recreation centers for the summer. Wednesday through Saturday from now through August 12th, the centers will remain open until 11pm. Made possible in part by the generosity of the Cleveland Foundation, extended hours are aimed at keeping youth engaged in positive activities during late evening hours.

Showagon is the city's traveling performing arts troupe. Youth perform throughout the city at various venues. Showagon is part of the Youth Performing Arts Series at Cudell Fine Arts.

A Cleveland man who knowingly demolished a building with asbestos was found guilty today by the U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio of violating the Clean Air Act and illegal dumping. “This is the very first case that the City of Cleveland Environmental Crimes Task Force addressed. This case is the reason the Task Force was organized,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

“I want to thank the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson, for selecting the City of Cleveland to receive a $3.4 million Lead Hazard Demonstration Grant,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. 

The City of Cleveland welcomed 27 new emergency medical technicians and paramedics to the city's Emergency Medical Service (EMS). They are the first EMS class to be hired and graduate as a result of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 2017 enhanced budget. The addition of EMS staff is part of the mayor’s effort to enhance the quality of life in Cleveland neighborhoods by reducing emergency response times.

This program is for opioid users who are at risk of death, and their families and friends. Common opioids include heroin, OxyContin, methadone, Percocet and Vicodin. City and County medical officials teach attendees how to recognize and respond to overdoses and how to administer intranasal naloxone. This program is free to the public and held at several locations.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams announced that the Minor’s Curfew shall continue to be enforced in the City of Cleveland throughout the summer months.  Parents and guardians of minors ages 17 and under can be cited for failing to ensure that children are in compliance with the curfew laws.

This is a one or two mile fun walk. Free t-shirts are provided to the first 1000 registered walkers and free shuttles from Muni Lot to the event will be provided.

The Mayor's Office of Communications prepares and distributes information to Veterans and their supporters monthly, via the Cleveland City Hall blog. The page includes timely information on special events, memorials, healthcare, and other news of value to local veterans. 

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than in years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Working smoke detectors save lives and the Cleveland Division of Fire encourages residents to check that their detectors are working properly, especially following the recent uptick in fatal fires. Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, in a new video, shares fire safety tips with residents. The Division has teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide free detectors.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and several City officials welcomed 65 new police vehicles. The vehicle purchase was part of $20 million dollars allotted to upgrade the City’s emergency response fleet. Vehicles include district cars, front line vehicles, sedans for the new NICE unit, unmarked vehicles and more.

S&P Global Ratings has revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed its 'A' long-term ratings on the City of Cleveland's previously issued non-tax revenue bonds, series 2010 refunding certificates of participation (Cleveland Stadium Project), and series 2010 annual appropriation bonds (Flats East Project).

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

07/20/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Releases Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ralph Regula
07/20/2017 - MEDIA ALERT: Materials used in Construction of First Energy Stadium are Safe and in Compliance with Code
07/19/2017 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
07/18/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Releases Statement on the Passing of the Honorable Judge Jean Murrell Capers
07/18/2017 - City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for Civilian Police Review Board
07/17/2017 - City of Cleveland Releases Details on East 49th Street and Searsdale Avenue House Fires
07/13/2017 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
07/13/2017 - MEDIA ALERT: Division of Emergency Medical Service Graduates 27 New Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics July 14
07/12/2017 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements: Correction
07/12/2017 - City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements
07/11/2017 - Mayor Jackson Congratulates Notable Cleveland Journalists Leon Bibb and Lee Jordan on their Retirement
07/07/2017 - W. 73rd Street Improvements Traffic Update
07/07/2017 - Mayor Jackson Releases Statement on Federal Ruling of United States of America v. Gattarello et al.
07/05/2017 - Mayor Jackson Announces Arrival of 65 New Police Vehicles as Part of Healthy Neighborhood Initiative
07/05/2017 - East 152nd Street Improvements Traffic Update
07/03/2017 - West 73rd Street Improvements Traffic Update
07/03/2017 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
06/30/2017 - Cleveland Division of Fire Hosts Ice Cream Socials Beginning July 1
06/30/2017 - City of Cleveland Announces Traffic Pattern Changes for July 4th Weekend Celebrations
06/30/2017 - MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Matsiko World Orphan Choir
07/06/2017 - Showagon
07/06/2017 - Health Food Truck
07/07/2017 - Health Food Truck
07/07/2017 - Showagon
07/11/2017 - Showagon
07/13/2017 - Showagon
07/13/2017 - Health Food Truck
07/14/2017 - Health Food Truck and Showagon
07/15/2017 - Showagon
07/18/2017 - Showagon
07/20/2017 - Health Food Truck and Showagon
07/21/2017 - Showagon
07/21/2017 - Health Food Truck
07/22/2017 - Showagon
07/25/2017 - Chalk A Walk & Showagon
07/27/2017 - Health Food Truck and Showagon
07/28/2017 - Health Food Truck
07/28/2017 - Showagon
07/28/2017 - Festival of Healing
07/30/2017 - Common Ground