Mayor Frank G. Jackson Releases Statement on Ohio Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Appeal in Ohioans for Concealed Carry v. City of Cleveland

January 31, 2018

CLEVELAND –Mayor Frank G. Jackson today released a statement on Ohio Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeal in Ohioans for Concealed Carry v. City of Cleveland:

“I disagree with the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the City of Cleveland’s appeal to uphold its own gun laws. The laws the City proposed and that were enacted by our City Council are reasonable and do not conflict with any state gun regulations. Local municipalities are the most familiar with – and the most impacted by— the public safety needs of its citizens because we deal with the results of crime and violence every day. In 2017, the City of Cleveland had 130 homicides and 112 of them were a result of gun violence. We are reminded, through senseless tragedies, of the need to remove and keep weapons from the hands of those who should not have them. We are not against responsible gun owners or responsible gun ownership. This is about the safety of our residents. Today’s court decision not only diminishes our Home Rule in the City of Cleveland, but weakens the ability of all municipalities to fully protect its citizens.”

Cleveland Road Work News: Jan. 31, 2018

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:

  • 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.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.
  • Leaf pick-up service has also been reactivated in designated high leaf generation areas. View maps and a list of locations here.
  • To submit a claim which involves vehicles, including damage caused by potholes, please click here.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.