PCU (Portable Camera Unit) Locations 09/29/2014 – 10/19/2014

The following will be active locations for the city’s Portable Camera Units (PCUs) beginning Monday, September 29, 2014. Legislation passed in May, 2013  increased the number of fixed camera sites from 24 to 49 and increased portable sites from 6 to 15. These locations will be active from September 29 to October 19, 2014.


  • 11327 Martin Luther King Drive
  • 612 Spring Road
  • 6517 Denison Avenue
  • 12500 Berea Road
  • 4100 Block West 150th Street
  • 7000 Block of Bessermer Avenue
  • 8500 Block of Hough Avenue
  • 5300 Block of Lorain Avenue
  • 6800 Block of Franklin Avenue
  • 800 Block of East 140th Street
  • 7800 Block of St. Clair Avenue
  • 11400 Block Edgewater Drive
  • 4100 Block of Superior Avenue
  • 2400 Block of East 55th Street
  • 2200 Prospect Avenue


Cleveland Division of Fire Welcomes New Fire Engine into Fleet

Today, the city’s Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Chief of Fire Patrick J. Kelly, and other Cleveland Firefighters welcomed the newest addition to the Cleveland Division of Fire response fleet; a $375,000 brand new fire engine (pumper).

The new fire engine will replace the current engine located at 7300 Superior Avenue on the northeast side of Cleveland. Cleveland Firefighters have begun training with the new engine and it will become operational the week of September 29th

“The addition of this new fire engine is part of our plan to improve the quality of the Fire Division’s response fleet,” said Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath. “In addition to this new engine, the Division will be adding a second engine in December ($375,000), a new ladder truck in January ($850,000), and three additional fire engines next summer.”

“The Division is excited to add the new fire engine to our fleet,” said Chief Patrick J. Kelly. “It will provide the community with a dependable, safe, state-of-the-art fire engine that will enhance community service and safety for many years to come.”

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Local Youth Invited to “Play Ball!” At League Park

The City of Cleveland is inviting local area youth to come “Play Ball!” at historic League Park this Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Baseballs, bats, gloves, and other equipment will be provided by the Department of Public Works.

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“Due to the overwhelming response and attendance from the grand opening ceremony, we wanted to ensure that everybody had another opportunity to visit the facility before the end of the season,” said Director of Public Works Michael Cox.

“The ball field will be open and youth will have a chance to hit the ball from the very spot that Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run on August 11, 1929.”

All visitors are welcome to tour the park and stop-by the Baseball Heritage Museum.

League Park is an important part of history, not just to Cleveland but to the sport of baseball. If you missed the grand opening join us on Saturday – tour the museum, hit the ball and run the bases.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

10:00 am – 2:00 pm


League Park

E 66th St & Lexington Ave


Local area youth invited to play baseball at League Park.

2014 Sustainability Summit: Year of Zero Waste

On Wednesday, September 17th and Thursday, September 18th, Mayor Jackson welcomed 500 local business leaders, government officials, non-profit leaders, students, educators and residents to his sixth annual Sustainability Summit: Sustainable Cleveland 2019. Sustainable Cleveland 2019 was founded in 2009 by Mayor Jackson to build a thriving “green city on a blue lake”. The initiative creates a framework for Clevelanders from all walks of life to work together to build a robust and resilient region by focusing attention on annual key areas fundamental to a suitable economy– 2014 is the Year of Zero Waste.

As part of the initiative, Mayor Jackson hosts annual summits, bringing together a diverse group of people vested in and dedicated to Cleveland to use their vast knowledge and imagination to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland’s future.  Every year leading up to 2019, Cleveland focuses on one of the key areas fundamental to a sustainable economy, this year’s focus topic was “Zero Waste.” The Sustainable Cleveland focus topics are designed to be accessible to all members of the community — households, neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions can all participate, either in collaboration or independently.

During this year’s summit, the City was pleased to welcome three dynamic keynote presenters: Annie Leonard, an international expert on sustainability, consumer products and environmental health; John Cleveland, Executive Director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC); and Colonel  Mark “Puck” Mykleby, co-author of A National Strategic Narrative, a concept and vision that  presents sustainability as the “grand strategy for a new America.”

Watch a video that premiered during this year’s summit on how Sustainable Cleveland is working to transform waste into wealth.


For more information on the  Sustainability Summit and keynote speakers, visit http://www.sustainablecleveland.org/

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How to Navigate the City of Cleveland’s Hiring Process

On Saturday, October 4th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm the City of Cleveland will be holding an informational session on “How to Navigate the City of Cleveland’s Hiring Process.”

The workshop is designed to help the public learn how to navigate the City’s hiring process and gain insight into the steps involved in becoming employed.  The event is being held on Saturday, October 4th , 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the City of Cleveland’s Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue. There is no cost to attend.

Navigating the Hiring Process -An Informational Session


Mayor Jackson’s Waterfront Tour: The Future of Waterfront Development in Cleveland

On Wednesday, September 17th, Mayor Jackson conducted the second waterfront tour of his administration aboard the Goodtime III entitled Back to the Future II: The Waterfront Tour. The tour, which was attended by over 370 guests and members of the media, provided first-hand looks at locations along the waterfront where the City of Cleveland has planned development.

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The tour was narrated by the City’s Chief of Regional Development Edward Rybka and Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman. Mayor Jackson conducted a similar tour five years ago and used the latest as a comparison to highlight the accomplishments and achievements made in the process of transforming the City’s waterfront.

Projects and development covered during the tour included:

  • The redevelopment of North Coast Harbor
  • The North Coast Harbor pedestrian bridge
  • Downtown lakefront amenities and access
  • Coast Guard station renovation
  • Willow street bike lanes
  • The Flats East Bank Project
  • Flats West Bank development
  • The Lake Link Trail
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  • Canal Basin Park/ Towpath Trail
  • The Metropark’s Rivergate
  • Cleveland Skate Park
  • Scranton Flats/Towpath Trail
  • New Innerbelt Bridges near Tow Path Trail

The theme of the night was focused on how the city is using these projects in order to rebuild and connect people to the waterfront.  Mayor Jackson emphasized that his goals for all waterfront development projects include protecting natural resources, encouraging economic development, increasing maritime trade, and creating opportunities for recreation and quality of life amenities. “Cleveland is one of the few American cities with both a riverfront and a lakefront,” said Mayor Jackson. “Our waterfront helped build this city and will serve as a vital part of Cleveland’s future – if we can do it right.”

Read the entire transcript from the waterfront tour here

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Phase I: West 25th Street Resurfacing Project

construction1On Monday, September 15, 2014, weather permitting, contractors will commence asphalt resurfacing operations on West 25th Street from the I-71 Bridge to Meyer Avenue. One northbound and one southbound lane of traffic will be maintained on West 25th Street for the duration of Phase I and no detour is expected.

Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction.  On-street parking will not be allowed during this phase of the project.  Advance notice signs will be posted to advise West 25th Street traffic of construction activities. Phase I of the West 25th Street resurfacing project is scheduled for completion in November 2014. The project includes asphalt roadway removal and replacement.