City of Cleveland Daily News Updates – #380

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

Department of Public Works Presents Plan for Proposed New Division of Special Events, Filming & Tourism

On Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., the Department of Public Works presented its plan for the City of Cleveland’s new Division of Special Events, Filming & Tourism to Cleveland City Council’s Municipal Services and Properties Committee. The new division provides an opportunity to streamline the permitting process and provide necessary staffing and support. Anyone hosting an event – from a director or  movie scout to a 5k run promoter or citizen hosting a street fair or block party –has one point of entrance and contact to plan their events.  To view today’s full presentation, click here.

Willard Park Garage Returns to Normal Hours; Citations to Resume on July 6

Beginning on July 6, citations will resume for on-street meter and posted signage violations. In order to provide advance notice, City of Cleveland Parking Enforcement Officers will be distributing warning flyers to parkers beginning June 24 until the July 6 start date.  To view a copy of the warning flyer, click here.

The City of Cleveland’s Willard Park Garage has returned to normal operating hours—5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All vehicles not retrieved from the garage by 10:30 p.m. must be retrieved the following business day.

Cleveland’s Shared Mobility Program Rolls into New Annual Permit Cycle

Early June marks the renewal period for the City of Cleveland’s shared mobility permits, which allow companies to offer stand up e-scooters and other mobility devices, such as bicycles, for rent. Following a permit application process in early 2021, the City is renewing stand up e-scooter permits for currently operating companies Bird, Lime, and Spin, as well as issuing an e-scooter permit to LINK by Superpedestrian, a new company in Cleveland. The City has also approved permits for Bird, Lime, and Spin to launch e-bikes in Cleveland should they choose to do so later this summer.

Cleveland’s shared mobility program launched in August 2019, with five permitted companies. Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic in 2020, to date the program has supported more than 494,000 individual trips covering over 540,000 miles. As the program continues to mature, the City is working with the permitted operators to improve parking behavior, restrict riding on sidewalks, and expand access to scooter and bike share across Cleveland.

As scooter and bike riding picks up for the summer, motor vehicle drivers should remember to share the road and allow riders at least three feet of space when passing. Bike and scooter riders may legally use the full travel lane to maximize their visibility and avoid road hazards. Riders should always yield to pedestrians and should ride on the streets rather than the sidewalks. For additional safety tips, visit https://planning.clevelandohio.gov/dockless/rs.php.

Fireworks, Celebratory Gunfire and Unnecessary Noise

In the spirit of safety and responsibility, municipal codes involving fireworks and unnecessary noise will be strictly enforced.

  • Fireworks pose a serious threat when not handled properly and cause many fires and severe injuries each year. Illegal fireworks pose an even greater threat to those using or storing them and to revelers. Illegal fireworks are notoriously unreliable and dangerous, and can quickly turn a holiday into a tragic day. The vast majority of injuries occur during the weeks leading up to and following the Fourth of July. For a safe and fun Fourth of July, leave the fireworks to the experts. The discharge of, ignition, or explosion of any fireworks (except novelty or trick fireworks) is illegal in the City of Cleveland.
  • Celebratory gunfire is not only illegal, it is also extremely dangerous. “What goes up must come down,” firing weapons irresponsibly can cause death, serious injury and damage to property. Anyone found to be discharging a firearm within city limits can be arrested.
  • Unnecessary noise complaints will be investigated and violators will be cited: “The discharge of, ignition, or explosion of any fireworks, except novelty or trick fireworks” is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Violations of this section after having been warned within 36 hours of a second occurrence are a misdemeanor of the third degree. Violations of this section during any dates of June 15 through July 15 inclusive are a misdemeanor of the third degree.  These violations include setting off “smoke bombs” and noisemakers like “M 1000s.”

The Cleveland Division of Police reminds the public that policing is a partnership and our citizens are our eyes and ears.  We need your help to solve crimes in your neighborhood.  Citizens can always report anonymously: anonymous information can be given to CrimeStoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Passenger Travel Data

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), like other airports worldwide, has had a dramatic drop in air service and travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over health and safety, as well as quarantines, coupled with many businesses cancelling travel and leisure travelers staying home, have impacted flights.

We are currently averaging 12,444 passengers for the week of June 13 to June 19, compared with the 314 passengers we reported in April 2020. Click here to view regularly updated numbers on airport travel on the Hopkins website.

City of Cleveland Distributes COVID-19 Vaccines

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is currently distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students, parents and community members ages 12 and up. For more information, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. View upcoming vaccination offerings below:

  • Wednesday, June 23 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Intergenerational School, 11327 Shaker Blvd.

Other Important Reminders

Cleveland Department of Public Health Releases (CDPH) COVID-19 Case Summary

CDPH has been notified of 96 new coronavirus cases in city residents for June 6 – June 12. This brings the total to 33,434 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 499 fatalities. Click here to view the entire COVID-19 case summary.

City of Cleveland Division of Recreation Hiring Seasonal Life Guards

The City of Cleveland is hiring seasonal life guards. Applicants must possess current certifications for American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training and First Aid as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 30. Click here to view the job posting.

Parking Restrictions Announced During Home Baseball Games

As Progressive Field has announced that fan capacity will return to normal levels, the Cleveland Division of Police has instituted a parking ban in the area of Rocket Mortgage Field House and Progressive Field which will be in effect during home baseball games. Motorists are encouraged to check meters and signage prior to parking for games or events.

The parking ban extends from:

  • Prospect Avenue at Ontario Street to E. 9th Street
  • West Huron from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
  • E. 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to West Huron
  • High from E. 2nd to E. 4th Street
  • E. 2nd Street from High to Prospect
  • E. 9th Street Euclid Avenue to Bolivar Avenue
  • Bolivar Avenue from E. 9th Street to E 6th Street

To view a map of the no-parking zones, click here.

City of Cleveland Announces Participation in Nationwide “Month of Action”

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced that the City of Cleveland will be participating in the United States Conference of Mayor’s “Month of Action” Vaccine Challenge. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is launching its month-long challenge to get Americans vaccinated on June 4, with a goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated by the 4th of July.

This effort is led by the United States Conference of Mayors in conjunction with President Joe Biden, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though more than 290 million shots have been administered in cities nationwide since December 2020, only 49% percent of adults have received one shot or been fully vaccinated.

To view the full press release from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, click here. For more information on the “Mayors Challenge” including a list of participating mayors, see here. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, head to vaccines.gov or call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233.

City of Cleveland Encourages Residents to Practice COVID-19 Safety Measures

Mayor Frank G. Jackson lifted the city’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency upon its expiration May 31. In light of this, Mayor Jackson and the City of Cleveland strongly recommend and encourage residents to continue adhering to health guidelines

  • Get vaccinated. The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers vaccination clinics each week at various locations.   To schedule an appointment or get information on CDPH vaccination events or other local vaccine providers, call the City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (216) 664-2222

If you have not been vaccinated, continue to follow CDC guidelines:

  • Continue to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in public settings and anywhere you will be around other people who do not reside in your household.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not reside in your household.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid indoor areas that are poorly ventilated.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

City of Cleveland Establishes Call Center to Answer General Vaccine Distribution Questions

The City of Cleveland has established a call center that is currently available to answer general questions pertaining to the City’s vaccine distribution efforts and assist eligible individuals in scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.   

  • Call Center Number: (216) 664-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a reminder, only individuals who meet the Ohio Department of Health’s criteria are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Due to limited supply, it will take time for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine. We ask for your patience. As we receive additional supply, we will be opening up additional vaccination sites and scheduling appointments for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine. 

Upcoming Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee (CTA) is currently hosting public meetings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. See details for upcoming meetings below:

Cleveland Plan Progress Committee Refresh Discussion

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom

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Charter Review Committee

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 977 8473 3013

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Communication and Engagement Committee

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Greater Cleveland Partnership

KeyBank Conference Room

1240 Huron Road E

Cleveland, OH 44115

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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

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