City of Cleveland Begins Installing More than 60,000 LED Streetlights in City Neighborhoods

The City of Cleveland today announced the launch of its streetlight conversion program, a project that combines cost-saving and energy-efficient LED streetlights with smart camera technology. A total of 61,000 streetlights owned by Cleveland Public Power (CPP) are scheduled to be replaced over an 18-month period. The $35 million project is part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Safe Smart CLE initiative.

Deployment of the new streetlights also supports the expansion of several safety cameras throughout the City by feeding surveillance video directly to the Cleveland Division of Police’s real-time crime center. The LED upgrades also help increase public safety by emitting direct lighting and increased control over lit areas such as residential and commercial streets and sidewalks.

Visit Cleveland Public Power’s website to learn more about the installation process.

Fitch Ratings, one of the three major bond rating services, this week raised its grade for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from BBB+ to A-, a move that could help save the airport millions in coming years. Fitch’s action follows similar moves by Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poors Global Ratings, each of which raised the city-owned airport’s bond ratings a year ago.

As part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Safe Smart CLE program, existing streetlights will be replaced with new energy-efficient LED technology including adaptive control photocells. The project will not only improve the quality of light throughout the City but will also help lower its carbon footprint, providing improved health and safety for our citizens.

The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

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.

The City of Cleveland today announced eScooters are now available on city streets. Bird –one of four selected vendors – will have scooters available beginning Aug. 26 in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio City and Tremont. The easiest way to locate a nearby scooter is to download the Bird mobile app.

The city’s iconic “whale wall” mural on the Cleveland Public Power building along Interstate 90 will undergo a refresh this week. Internationally renowned marine life artist and conservationist Wyland returned to Cleveland to perform the work and began painting on October 2.

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. 

Property owners of a home that is currently vacant or an occupied multi-family home that has vacant units may apply for an exemption for the year 2020.

The City of Cleveland is applying for the Fiscal Year 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG): Local Solicitation. Click here for the FY 2019 JAG Application and Budget. To comment or make suggestions related to this grant application, please send an email to emergencyprep@city.cleveland.oh.us.

The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

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