City of Cleveland Daily News Updates – #384

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

City of Cleveland Appoints Members to CMSD Board of Education

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Mayor Frank G. Jackson reappointed 3 members and appointed 1 new member to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education. To view photos of the swearing-in ceremony, click here. The appointed Board of Education members will serve full terms, expiring June 30, 2025. View their biographies below:

Returning Members:

Anne E. Bingham, Chair

Appointed to the Board 2014; reappointed 2017; appointed Board Chair 2017; reappointed as Chair 2021; current term expires June 30, 2025

Anne Bingham has more than 35 years of experience in banking and finance. She previously served on the board of Friends of Breakthrough Charter Schools. She currently serves on the board of The Transformation Alliance. She holds a BA in French from DePauw University, and an MBA in finance from Indiana University. She lives in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland.

Robert M. Heard, Sr., Vice Chair

Appointed to the Board 2004; reappointed 2005; reappointed 2009; reappointed 2013; reappointed 2017; appointed Board Vice Chair 2017; reappointed as Vice Chair 2021; served as Board Chair 2007-09; current term expires June 30, 2025

Robert Heard is retired from State Farm Insurance and the Cleveland Clinic. He previously taught English in CMSD’s Adult Education Program. He is a former member of the Neighborhood Connections grants committee, 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland. He has held the office of vice president and president of the Cleveland Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. A John Adams High School alumnus, Heard holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Cleveland State University. He earned the title of fellow from Broad Institute and completed the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at Harvard University. He serves as President of the Ohio School Boards Association. He lives in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood with his wife.

Lisa Thomas, Ph.D.

Appointed 2011; reappointed 2013; reappointed 2017; reappointed 2021, current term expires June 30, 2025

Lisa Thomas, PhD retired from a career in the public sector, serving the communities of Cleveland, Lakewood, and North Olmsted over a two decade career in local government.  Dr. Thomas took her experience and obtained a Doctorate in Public Affairs and Urban Studies in 2008 from Cleveland State University, specializing in Public Administration.  She also had extensive experience working in the not-for-profit sector, primarily serving the health care needs of people who are homeless.  Dr. Thomas holds a BA from Coe College and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University.  She has served on the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education for ten years, holds a trustee position with the Ohio School Board Association, and has been appointed to the National Buy Board, a national purchasing cooperative of the National School Board Association.  She resides in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland. 

New Member:

Nigamanth Sridhar, Ph.D.

Appointed 2021; current term expires June 30, 2025

Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar serves as a professor of Computer Science in the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. Over the last 17 years, he has taught courses and conducted research in a variety of areas involving computer science and software engineering. From 2017 to 2020, he served as the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at CSU. In that role, he oversaw more than 70 graduate programs across all eight academic colleges, serving more than 4,000 students. He grew up in India and earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from BITS Pilani in India. He moved to the United States in 1999 to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University, where he earned a Master of Science Degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He lives in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood with his wife and daughter, who is a CMSD student.

City of Cleveland Announces Joint Meetings to Review Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters Proposal  

The Cleveland City Planning Commission will be holding several Special Joint Committee & Commission Meetings of the Landmarks Commission, Cleveland City Planning Commission, Downtown Flats Design Review Committee and Historic Downtown Cleveland Design Review Committee. The intent of the meetings is to review the concept proposal for the new Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters Facility. To learn more about the Sherwin-Williams Building Our Future project, click here.

The Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters proposal will be presented for the first time on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. View the concept proposal and application.

The meetings dates are as follows:

  • Concept presentation Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9 a.m.
  • Schematic presentation Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • Final presentation Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2 p.m.

In accordance with Ordinance No. 482-2021 and Section 101.021 relating to open public meetings, as well as new occupancy Constraints and Security Requirements, meeting proceedings will be livestreamed on Youtube and on TV20. The agenda for each meeting and a meeting link will be posted on the Cleveland Planning Commission website 10 days prior to each meeting.  Members of the public will be able to provide written comment and ask questions in a written format via the Commission website. Sherwin-Williams will provide responses to questions subsequent to each meeting presentation.

To view a list of Landmarks Commission members, click here.

To view a list of Cleveland City Planning Commission members, click here.

To view a list of the Downtown Flats Design Review Committee members, click here.

To view a list of members of the Warehouse District’s Historic Downtown Cleveland Design Review Committee, click here.

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.

Sherwin-Williams manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,900 company operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries around the world. Sherwin-Williams shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: SHW).

For more information regarding Sherwin-Williams, click here.

For information regarding upcoming agendas for the Special Joint Committee & Commission Meetings, click here.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Marks Five Years since Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Civil Penalty Letters

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) has marked the passage of five years since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued four Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty letters. During FAA’s investigations into FAA Case Nos. 2014GL800031, 2014GL800034, 2014GL800041 and 2015GL800037, the FAA found noncompliance on the part of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with Part 139 snow and ice control requirements at CLE. In May 2016, FAA and CLE arrived at a Settlement Agreement and Order under 49 U.S.C. §§ 40113, 46102(a) and 46301.

As CLE assessed the issues that occurred between 2013 and 2015, the Airport team implemented significant changes and actions to comply with its obligations pursuant to the Settlement Agreement and Order, on a go-forward basis. Additionally, the Airport team took several steps to exceed requirements by adopting recognized industry standards and recommended best practices, including enhanced training, updated policies and procedures, Safety Management System implementation and the SICP Oversight Committee.

Key to developing and implementing actions for CLE’s compliance with Part 139 snow and ice control requirements was dedication of team members from numerous City Departments  and guidance, support, and resources from the FAA, especially from the Great Lakes Regional and Detroit District offices. The partnership that developed as the result of the 2016 Civil Settlement has proven the effectiveness of close collaboration between Airport Operator and Regulator to produce tremendous results towards a safer and more efficient national air transportation system.  

As CLE continues to embrace these best practices, the Airport team has developed objectives that will keep a just safety culture at the forefront of operations. The establishment of these best practices positions CLE for the future and prepares the Airport to become a benchmark for best practices, and compete as an Airport of choice.

To view the original letter from the FAA, click here.

Fourth of July and Summer Safety: Keep Your Summer Safe and Happy

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard want to remind residents to celebrate this Fourth of July and summer season safely and responsibly. As we all know, celebrations around the globe were cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As the City of Cleveland begins to reopen, safety officials provide guidelines to ensure a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Travel Tips

On July 4, 2021, parking will be at a premium downtown and in and around parks and gathering places. Those intending to travel to parks and gathering places to see the fireworks display are encouraged to leave early and/or utilize public transportation. Visit the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s site for bus routes and holiday schedules.  


The normal Warehouse and Entertainment District parking bans will be in effect over the holiday weekend. Parking restrictions begin on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 9:00pm and will lift on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 4:30am. 

If you plan to drive to Edgewater Park to observe the fireworks display, be aware of the following temporary road closures: beginning at 8:30 p.m. on July 4, 2021, access from I-90 to Route 2 westbound will close from Dead Man’s Curve to Edgewater Park. In addition, access to Route 2 eastbound from Lake Avenue and Clifton Avenue to the West 3rd Street eastbound entrance ramp will close.

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.

Two of five house fires on Independence Day are a result of fireworks. 

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 on city property 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. 

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).

Child Safety

When attending crowded events with children, it is important to establish a family reunification point should you become separated from your group. If a child becomes lost in a crowd, call 911 and report them missing to law enforcement. Tell children that if they become lost, they should look for someone in uniform for help. Watch children closely at events where fireworks are used. Never let children handle fireworks. Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees! Don’t let children handle something so dangerous. 

Heat Related Emergencies

Heat related emergencies occur when the body is unable to cool itself anymore and is most common when someone becomes dehydrated and the weather is hot and humid. The elderly, very young and people with chronic medical conditions are the most susceptible.

  • There are 3 types of heat emergencies: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 
    • Heat cramps are muscle cramps in the abdomen, arms and legs, and can be treated by stopping activity, moving to a cool location, drinking fluids. 
    • Heat exhaustion is characterized by weakness, headache, dizziness and possible nausea and vomiting.  Any of these symptoms should be treated by stopping activity, removing clothing, passively cooling the person and providing fluids. 
    • Heat stroke is a medical emergency and has symptoms similar to a stroke with confusion, dizziness, slurred speech, seizures and unresponsiveness.  If this occurs you should call 9-1-1 immediately and quickly cool the person. 
  • Do your best to avoid becoming overheated! On hot days avoid strenuous activity when possible.  Wear loose clothing, stay in a cool location if possible, and drink plenty of fluids.  Check in on the elderly and watch children closely.  These emergencies can come on and progress quickly; if you see any signs of heat illness in yourself or others be sure to stop activity and cool down.

Grilling Safety

Propane and charcoal grills should only be used outdoors, at least three feet away from a home, deck railings and away from eaves or overhanging tree branches. Keep kids and pets at least three feet from a hot grill. Never leave a grill unattended. Remember to start a gas grill with the lid open and shut it off at the tank upon completion. Never add lighter fuel or flammable liquid to the flames of a charcoal grill. Let the coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container.

Fire Hydrant Safety

Do NOT open fire hydrants for any reason. An open hydrant can diminish the amount of water available at another hydrant for a fire emergency.

Pet Safety

Be mindful of the health of pets in the warmer weather: 

  • Never leave your pet in the car in the summer, leave your pet at home!
  • ​Keep your pets indoors when it is extremely hot.
  • When outside, make sure your pets always have access to water and shade.
  • Don’t let your pets linger on hot asphalt, it can burn their paws. If it is too hot for your hand, it is too hot for their paws.
  • Watch for signs of heat stress: increased thirst, excessive panting, pasty saliva, unresponsive/confused.

Leave your pets inside if there are fireworks. Fireworks can scare pets, causing them to run away.

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 or call CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. View upcoming distribution dates and locations below:

  • Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at J. Glenn Smith Health Center, 11100 St. Clair Ave.
  • Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave.

Vaccines are also being offered to homebound individuals on a case-by-case basis. The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging is currently screening individuals for eligibility. Referrals can be made by contacting the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging at 216-621-0303. To view the full flyer in English, click here. For Spanish, click here.

Other Important Reminders

City of Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service Now Hiring EMTs/Paramedics

The City of Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is now hiring EMTs/Paramedics. Applications are now available at To view the full flyer, click here.

For more information, please contact Cleveland Public Safety Recruitment at 216-623-5233, or via social media: @ClevelandPublicSafetyRecruitment on Facebook and @CLErecruitment on Instagram and Twitter.

2021 Waste Collection Schedule Updated; Waste Collection and Bulk Pick-Up Delayed for Week of July 5 in Observance of Independence Day

City of Cleveland Department of Public Works WILL NOT collect trash or bulk pick-up on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Labor Day. Waste collection and bulk pick-up for the remainder of that week will be delayed by one day, resuming on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Additionally, the 2021 Waste Collection and Bulk-Pickup Schedule has been updated to correct an error from the previous version. To view the updated version, click here.

The waste collection schedule for the week of July 5 will be as follows:

  • Monday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Tuesday.
  • Tuesday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Wednesday.
  • Wednesday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Thursday.
  • Thursday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Friday.
  • Friday – Waste collection and bulk pick-up delayed until Saturday.

As a reminder, residents are permitted to up to three bulk items on tree lawns. More info on proper disposal:

  • Residents may leave out for collection items such as appliances, tables, chairs, mattress box springs, couches and furniture.
  • All mattresses, box springs and cloth furniture must be wrapped in plastic.
  • In addition to the three items, residents may leave out up to four tires.
  • The City does not accept construction material.
  • Boxes and loose bags are not bulk items. ​
  • Carpet must be cut and rolled into 3-foot long pieces and must not exceed 40 pounds.

The Division of Waste also reminds residents of the following waste regulations:

  • Only waste in officially issued City carts will be accepted and loose trash or bags outside City roll carts will not be accepted
  •  The following will be not be accepted in or outside of roll carts: construction materials, hazardous waste, bricks, dirt, concrete, cinder blocks, auto parts, loose metal items, medical waste or fluorescent tubes. No wet paint should be placed in roll carts. All paint cans should be dry before they are placed in roll carts.
  • Do not place hot charcoal ashes in roll carts.

For further information regarding waste collection, please call the Division of Waste Collection at (216) 664-3711 or visit

Reminder: City Hall Opens to the Public on July 6 with New Protocols 

City Hall will be open to the public on Tuesday, July 6 with new enhanced security requirements. Visitors must have an appointment to enter the building and any departmental office, with the exception of those visiting to request a birth or death certificate or a permit.

The following health & safety protocols are required for all persons entering the building:

  • Facial coverings
  • Temperature screenings and social distancing
  • Temporary I.D. issued by security on entry, which must be worn at all times and returned upon exiting the building

Employees are also required to wear face coverings, receive a temperature screening prior to the beginning of their shift, and maintain good health protocols at all times, including handwashing, sanitizing, and social distancing. Plexiglass barriers are in place where necessary.

All employees were required to return to their original core-hours, work schedule and physical worksite no later than Monday, June 14.

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.

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 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.

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 See details for upcoming meetings below:

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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