Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced the kick-off of the 2018 Clean Cleveland program this week.
The initiative – a series of proactive efforts to clean, repair and upgrade the city – is a result of the enhanced budget and passage of Issue 32. The kick-off took place in the East 91st Street and Superior Avenue area. Keep an eye out for the green Clean Cleveland signs in your neighborhood soon.
“Today’s kick-off of the 2018 Clean Cleveland program is just one of the ways we are working to stop decline, stabilize our neighborhoods, and position them for the future,” said Mayor Jackson. “Thanks to the people of Cleveland passing Issue 32, we were able to reinstitute this program last year and will continue to enhance coordinated services throughout the city.”
Clean Cleveland aligns with Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a series of legislation and programs originally launched in 2017 designed to create a better quality of life for the city’s neighborhoods.
How It Works
The Healthy Neighborhoods Impact Team staffs Clean Cleveland and consists of Public Works, Public Utilities, Building & Housing, Public Health, Public Safety, and the Environmental Crimes Task Force. Teams are comprised of 30 crews, 60+ employees, 20+ trucks and 12+ miscellaneous machines. Services include pothole repair, utility cuts, street sweeping, graffiti removal, grass cutting, fire hydrant painting and more.
Residents can expect to see city crews in their neighborhoods inspecting, fixing, and cleaning in a coordinated and systematic fashion. This initiative runs through November 2018, weather permitting.
An example of Clean Cleveland activities include: waste pickup with same day pothole repair, graffiti removal, and catch basin cleaning; followed by street sweeping the following day – all in the same neighborhood.
How You Can Help
Residents are encouraged to participate in Clean Cleveland in the following ways:
- Be eyes and ears for the community: report high weeds and grass, graffiti, standing water, street and traffic light outages, and abandoned properties and vehicles;
- Report illegal activity in and around abandoned buildings;
- Keep the neighborhood clean and healthy by properly disposing of waste, recycling, keeping up with yard work and making important repairs to the home and property;
- Adhere to the waste set out rules;
- Keep the property, including sidewalks, clean and free from debris;
- Keep an eye out for illegal dumping. Call 664-DUMP, to report any dumping;
- Move cars off the street when street cleaning signs are posted – otherwise, parking enforcement crews will ticket violators.
Citizens can report concerns or let Clean Cleveland know how crews are doing by emailing CleanCLE@city.cleveland.oh.us or calling 3-1-1.