Mayor Jackson Expresses Support for Paris Climate Agreement

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, a key proponent of local environmental sustainability, reiterated his commitment to fighting climate change in the City of Cleveland, despite the White House’s decision to withdraw its support for the Paris Climate Agreement.

In a video posted to the City of Cleveland’s Facebook page, Mayor Jackson told viewers that the change in Washington does not affect the plans underway in Cleveland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

“We’re in support of a climate action plan worldwide and we’re doing our part in the City of Cleveland,” he said.

Mayor Jackson worked with 50 organizations to create the Cleveland Climate Action Plan. Some highlights of the plan, devised by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, include:

  • Improving air quality, water quality and public health
  • Increasing access to green jobs
  • Educating Clevelanders so they can make smart, sustainable choices at home, at work and in their community
  • Reduce residential, commercial industrial energy use
  • Lower the landfill diversion rate for both residential and commercial waste

Whether it’s planting trees, building green, creating healthier transportation options, or reducing waste and recycling, the City is increasing the livability of neighborhoods and enhancing the quality of life for all Clevelanders.

Click here to view a synopsis of the Cleveland Climate Action Plan.

Cleveland Road Work News: June 2, 2017

road work ahead

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 years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads update.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.