Mayor Jackson Reflects on the Passing of Honorable Judge Jean Murrell Capers

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today released a statement on the passing of the Honorable Judge Jean Murrell Capers:

“On behalf of the people of the City of Cleveland, I extend my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Judge Capers. She was as influential and trailblazing as any public figure in the City of Cleveland.

Judge Capers gave her time and talent to mentoring future leaders and was a tenacious advocate and fighter for the City, the Central neighborhood and the people. I remember her as a person who required excellence, order and professionalism. She was also the first ‘negro’ female member of City Council. But, despite her accomplishments, she never forgot where she came from, and stayed in the Central neighborhood until just a few years ago. Judge Capers was a colleague, neighbor and a friend; I will miss her dearly.”


City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for Civilian Police Review Board

The City of Cleveland is looking for qualified applicants to fill one seat on the Civilian Police Review Board.

The Civilian Police Review Board receives and reviews complaints alleging misconduct by members of the Cleveland police force.  It then recommends a resolution to the complaint. Investigations of police misconduct are conducted by the Office of Professional Standards, an independent City of Cleveland agency established for the purpose of investigating non-criminal complaints filed by members of the public against sworn and non-sworn Division of Police employees.

The board position has a term of 4 years beginning August 8, 2017.

Requirements:  Persons applying to fill a vacancy on the CPRB cannot be employed currently as a law enforcement officer and cannot be a current or former employee of the Cleveland Division of Police.  Also, such persons cannot be currently employed by the City of Cleveland or by any public agency having a connection with the City of Cleveland including county agencies and community development corporations.

  • Applicants must live in the City of Cleveland.
  • Compensation for board members is $7,200/year.

To apply, please submit a resume with work history and a cover letter to Tracy Anderson, Special Assistant for Boards & International Affairs, at  by August 3, 2017.

Cleveland Road Work News: July 18, 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.

Resurfacing work will take place today at the following locations:

  • Ward 6 on Mt. Overlook-East 124 to East 126 [Topping]
  • Ward 6 on E 87-Cedar to Shelbourne [Binding]

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.