Mayor Jackson Signs Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Legislation

Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed 82 pieces of legislation Monday passed by Cleveland City Council at its recent meeting. Several pieces were the final parts of the Mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods legislative agenda announced in March 2017.

One specific piece of Healthy Neighborhoods that is prominent in the legislation passed is the $65 million Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI). NTI aims to create development in Cleveland neighborhoods where traditional private development models have not been effective.

Here are some other notable pieces of legislation signed by Mayor Jackson Monday:

  • An agreement with Habitat for Humanity for home rehabilitation in targeted locations
  • Funding for a forgivable loan program for new retail developments in targeted locations
  • Honorary street naming for “Alma Cooper Way” on Hulda Avenue from Woodhill Road to East 110th Street
  • Designating Beulah Baptist Church and St. John Cantius Church (aka The Matt Talbot Inn) as Cleveland landmarks
  • Appropriating federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for anti-predatory lending and foreclosure assistance
  • Funding for citywide community garden efforts
  • Funding for homelessness assistance activities
  • Appropriating CDBG funding for the Senior Homeowner Assistance program, which helps low-income seniors with home repair and upkeep
  • Funding for the Storefront Renovation Program, which benefits Cleveland small businesses and the neighborhoods they serve
  • Funding for new hotel construction in the Hough area near the Cleveland Clinic
  • Additional staffing dollars for Cleveland Hopkins Airport
  • Funding for the Cleveland Opioid Response Action Plan Grant, which addresses what has been deemed a crisis in Northeast Ohio
  • Purchasing new recycling blue-wheeled bins for Division of Waste Collection
  • Funding for the Cleveland Public Theatre’s popular “Station Hope” project
  • Funding for purchase and installation of new steam heat boilers at the West Side Market

Cleveland Road Work News: August 22, 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 report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.