Mayor Frank G. Jackson Re-Launches Popular Clean Cleveland Program in City Neighborhoods

Monday, July 24, 2017

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Re-Launches Popular Clean Cleveland Program in City Neighborhoods

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced a re-launch of the popular Clean Cleveland program. The initiative –a series of proactive efforts to clean, repair and upgrade the city –is a result of the enhanced budget and passage of Issue 32. View photos and video from today’s press conference.

Clean Cleveland aligns with Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a series of legislation and programs designed to create a better quality of life for neighborhood residents. 

“Today’s Clean Cleveland re-launch is just one of the ways we are working to stop decline, stabilize our neighborhoods, and position them for the future,” said Mayor Jackson. “With the passage of Issue 32 –and again I want to thank the people of Cleveland– we’re able to reinstitute this program and enhance services throughout the City.”

The Healthy Neighborhoods Impact Team staffs Clean Cleveland and consists of Public Works, Public Utilities, Building & Housing, Public Health, Public Safety, and the Environmental Crimes Task Force. Teams are comprised of 30 crews, 60+ employees, 20+ trucks and 12+ miscellaneous machines. Services include pothole repair, utility cuts, street sweeping, graffiti removal, grass cutting, fire hydrant painting and more.

Residents can expect to see city crews in their neighborhoods inspecting, fixing, and cleaning in a coordinated and systematic fashion. This initiative runs through November, weather permitting.  

An example of Clean Cleveland activities include: waste pickup with same day pothole repair, graffiti removal, and catch basin cleaning; followed by street sweeping the following day. 

Residents can participate in Clean Cleveland in the following ways:

Be eyes and ears for the community: report high weeds and grass, graffiti, standing water, street and traffic light outages, and abandoned properties and vehicles;

  • Report illegal activity in and around abandoned buildings;
  • Keep the neighborhood clean and healthy by disposing of waste properly, recycling, and keeping up with yard work and important repairs to the home and property;
  • Adhere to the waste set out rules; 
  • Keep the property, including sidewalks, clean and free from debris; 
  • Keep an eye out for illegal dumping. Call 664-DUMP, to report any dumping; and
  • Move cars off the street when street cleaning signs are posted - otherwise, parking enforcement crews will ticket violators.

Citizens can report concerns or let Clean Cleveland know how crews are doing by emailing or calling 216-664-2510.

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