February 1, 2017
Just 10 months ago, the Westside Market added Sundays to the venue’s hours of operation. It was clear, from the amount of customers stopping by to shop, that this was a good decision. Now, it is also clear that there is a need for an adjustment to those hours moving forward.
After reviewing and monitoring activity within the market on Sundays, it was evident that most of the activity began as early as 10:00 a.m. and significantly diminished after 4:00 p.m.
In collaboration with Market vendors, Sunday shopping hours will change from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning this Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to Michael Cosgrove, the new Director of Community Development.
“Michael Cosgrove has years of first-hand experience in Community Development,” said Mayor Jackson. “His educational background and knowledge of Community Development reflect exactly where we need to go as a City.”
Director Cosgrove was joined by his family, friends and members of cabinet in the Red Room ceremony at Cleveland City Hall. “My being here today is closely connected to the loss of a mentor and friend, Daryl Rush,” said Director Cosgrove. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Director Rush and am humbled to carry out the work of revitalizing and strengthening Cleveland’s neighborhoods.”
The 2017 Mayor’s Estimate was delivered to City Council on February 1, 2017. Mayor Frank G. Jackson then presented an overview of the budget to City managers. He started by thanking City employees for supporting issue 32, the half of a percent income tax increase that is providing for this enhanced budget.
“This budget is built on providing enhanced City services to the residents of Cleveland,” said Mayor Jackson.
The City approaches every budget with three goals in mind to balancing the budget – it’s the law; delivering services – ensure Clevelanders have the services they deserve; and, maintaining employment – keeping City workers employed to care for their families.
Details on enhanced services are included in the 2017 Letter of Transmittal.
The City of Cleveland budget book is also available here.