City of Cleveland News Updates

Three New Members Appointed to Cleveland Police Commission

On August 26, Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to Marquesa D. Stephens, Luis Reyes and Edwin Moore, appointing them to the Cleveland Community Police Commission. To view photos of the ceremony, click here. Read their bios below:  

Marquesa D. Stephens

Marquesa D. Stephens studied and graduated from Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. Her studies have allowed her to gain priceless knowledge of law enforcement and courts policies and procedures, as well as an in-depth understanding of social dynamics and topics important to society today. She has worked for critical agencies throughout the county of Cuyahoga such as Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Heights – University Heights City School District. She currently holds a position as Safety and Protections Service Officer with the Cleveland Public Library. She is a single Black mother of two children. Stephens looks forward to learning and offering what she can to make and keep Cleveland safe for the future. View her headshot here.

Luis Reyes

Luis Reyes has been a Clevelander since he moved here as a 3-month old from Puerto Rico in 1982. Mr. Reyes is the Finance Manager for Ganley Hyundai of Parma, where he works with people from all walks of life on a daily basis and strives to makes sure all are treated equally. Mr. Reyes is the father of two girls and husband to an amazing wife. He describes himself as a friend to many. Mr. Reyes joins the Commission feeling that it is his duty to help better this city. View his headshot here.

Edwin Moore

Pastor Edwin Moore is a native Clevelander and he established the “Way of Escape Ministries” on the city’s West side. Pastor Moore has long been committed to service in the community personally and professionally. He has over 25 years of work experience with agencies such as Applewood Centers, Catholic Charities and Beechbrook. After successfully completing studies in criminal justice/security management, he is currently overseeing security services at Signature Health Inc., a non-profit FQHC providing mental health, addiction recovery and primary care services to patients across Northeast Ohio. View his headshot here.

City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements

During the week of Sept. 7, 2021, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will continue in Ward 4. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements.  The following project will be scheduled and completed by the end of Oct. 2021.

One lane of traffic will be available for local traffic for the duration of each project and no detours are expected. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will maintain during construction. On-street parking will not be accessible during construction.

2021 Road Resurfacing Project Description:

  • This work represents an investment of $12 million in the City’s Residential Roadways.
  • With the completion of the Pavement Management Study in 2017 and the continued evaluation of the City’s roadway network, the City has a grading system that allows streets in the greatest need of resurfacing selected for repair. The City is using the ‘worst first’ approaches for road resurfacing.
  • The City estimates it will resurface approximately 76 residential streets in 2021.
  • The City will also be using the ‘fix-it-first” approach to restore a high pavement condition rating to streets that are fair condition.
  • The City estimates it will employ this method on 11 residential streets.

For questions, contact the City’s Administrative Manager, Mrs. Cherita Anglen at (216) 420-7605.

*Editor’s Note: Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. All travelers are urged to use caution in construction zones. Public safety and the safety of workers is a top priority.

Other Important Reminders

Mayor Jackson Addresses Delta Variant of COVID-19 in Video Message to Clevelanders

On July 28, 2021, Mayor Frank G. Jackson recorded a video message to Cleveland residents, urging them to stay safe amid the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the virus. To view Mayor Jackson’s video message, click here.