By the Numbers: Here’s How the City of Cleveland is Investing in Your Ward

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.

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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

About Nancy Kelsey

Nancy Kelsey is the Social Media and Digital Communications Manager for the Mayor's Office of Communications at the City of Cleveland.

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