On Friday, Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed more than 75 pieces of legislation passed by Cleveland City Council into law. Among the legislation signed are items relating to the tax budget, licenses, service agreements, social programs, neighborhood development projects and union agreements. Many of the enhanced services and programs are made possible by Issue 32 and support the Mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative.
Here are some key pieces of legislation signed by Mayor Jackson:
- Collective bargaining agreements with unions including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 100 (AFSCME), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38 (IBEW) and Plumbing Inspectors Local 55. By the end of April 2018, all city employees making less than $15/hour, will receive a wage increase of $15/hour. The increase will include some members of these unions.
- An honorary name change of the Eastside Maintenance Facility to the Ozell Dobbins Maintenance Facility. Dobbins, a longtime City of Cleveland employee, has had a long and distinguished public service career.
- Funding package for Simon’s Grocery Store to open up in the former Giant Eagle grocery space in the Buckeye neighborhood. This will prevent the neighborhood from becoming a food desert and will ensure that residents continue to have access to fresh, high quality food.
- Funding for sexual assault test kit processing to remedy the backlog of cases from the 1970s through the 1990s.
- $1.2 Million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding allocated for distribution to 22 community development corporations (CDCs) in Cleveland. This is in addition to $5 million in Neighborhood Development Assistance funding also distributed through the Department of Community Development to CDCs.
- Approximately $600,000 allocated for the renovation of 100 homes throughout Cleveland’s
- $1.2 million allocated for senior, youth and family services in Cleveland neighborhoods. Services include senior transportation services, after-school programs for youth, and meals programs for families in need.
Stay tuned to our blog and learn how these and other pieces of important legislation will affect the City of Cleveland.