Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson on Judge Michael J. Russo’s Decision to Overturn HB 180

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CLEVELAND – “I want to say thank you to Judge Michael J. Russo for his decision to overturn HB 180,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “For 12 years the City of Cleveland has used the Cleveland Resident Employment Law (Fannie Lewis Law) as an effective tool to both stimulate the local economy and connect Clevelanders to employment. There are billions of dollars of development happening in our city; yet special interests in Columbus are attempting to prohibit our residents from seeing a financial impact from that development. Judge Russo’s decision is right and I thank him for correcting this wrong.”