From West Park to Slavic Village to Mount Pleasant to Lee Harvard, there were City of Cleveland projects in every ward that serve to improve our neighborhoods and, collectively, improve the city as a whole. Here’s a look at some of the dollars spent in various budget areas of the City of Cleveland listed by ward.
To better understand what each section means, here’s a brief summary:
- Community Development: This includes funds made possible by community block grants as well as city allocations. Some of the programs funded are aimed at aiding homeowners and developers in projects that improve the neighborhoods in which they are located. Other efforts include fair housing and consumer affairs outreach
- Recreation Bonds: Improvements to recreation centers and parks in the City of Cleveland from small improvements to complete renovations
- Public Facilities Bonds: Improvements to facilities owned and maintained by the City of Cleveland from police and fire stations to City Hall to waste facilities
- Building, Housing and Demolitions: Code enforcement, registration of all building contractors, rental registry, inspection of all new and major rehabilitation construction and demolition of blighted properties
- Roads and Bridges Bonds: Capital improvements from streetscapes to bridge maintenance. Often these are shared expense in partnership with the State of Ohio.
- Ward Resurfacing: Street resurfacing projects based on the “worst first” methodology
Source: City of Cleveland documents
Today, City of Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath issued the following statement about the city’s safety forces and Browns:
“On Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, members of the City of Cleveland, Department of Public Safety met with members and players of the Cleveland Browns Organization to discuss the ongoing partnership between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Browns Organization. The City of Cleveland Divisions of Police, Fire and EMS have been and continue to be highly supportive of our athletes and those within the Browns Organization, participating in community events together throughout the year. Our safety forces will participate in on-field pregame ceremonies for opening day this Sunday, September 10, 2017 with the Browns athletes.”
To ensure visitors and residents in Downtown Cleveland have an enjoyable and safe experience during the Cleveland Browns home opener Sunday, Sept. 10, the City of Cleveland reminds fans of the rules and regulations in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.
For those planning to use the Municipal Parking Lot for the Cleveland Browns first home game, please keep in mind the following:
- The Municipal Parking Lot opens at 7 a.m. for game day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in before the respective times.
- Security officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter prior to the designated times. The public is reminded that it is important to obey traffic laws and that no vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways.
- An alternative means of getting to and from the games is to use RTA. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the shops, food and entertainment opportunities available before and after the game.
- The Browns game begins at 1 p.m. The Indians game begins at 8:05 p.m.
Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:
The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot for all 2017 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs.
- No open pit fires
- Propane grills only (No charcoal)
- No alcohol
- Saving spaces prohibited
- Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces
- No in & out privileges
- All liter must be dispensed in trash containers
- Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
- Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited
- No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot)
Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises. Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot
- Lot Operation and Fees – For Sunday games the eastern portion of the Municipal Parking Lot will open at 7 a.m. for game day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed before designated start times. The lot opens promptly at 7:00 a.m. for all regular season weekend home games. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 per parking space. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.
- Alcohol and Safety – Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. For those who plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure there is a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and “if you see something, please say something.”
- Sanitation – There will be 47 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and three dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.
- Parking – Parking restrictions will be in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Rd.
- Traffic – Reminder that parking restrictions begin at 10 a.m. for the Browns game and at 6 p.m. for the baseball game. Poles will be marked identifying the times and duration of the restrictions for both the football and baseball games. Also, as a traveling reminder, Lakeside Avenue is currently undergoing resurfacing between East 9th Street and East 26th Street and only one-way traffic flowing west is open to the traveling public.
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.
Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.