City of Cleveland News Updates

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

Cleveland Police Officer Terminated From Employment

Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard announces that a Cleveland Police Officer has been terminated from employment with the City of Cleveland, Division of Police. Patrol Officer Mason Swires, 27, was charged with various traffic offenses  in Cleveland Municipal Court in 2020. After the adjudication of the criminal case, an administrative review was conducted and Swires was charged administratively with various violations of the Manual of Rules and Regulations, including those regarding reporting of incidents. Effective September 22, 2021, Patrol Officer Mason Swires has been terminated. Swires was hired in 2015. He was most recently assigned to the Fourth District. View the termination letter here.

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update

On Wednesday September 29, 2021, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following street:

  • Franklin Boulevard  – From West 57th Street to West 48th Street

The improvements include replacing an underground vault and replacing the old steel mainline with a new plastic mainline in the sidewalk area.  A work zone will be established which will allow two-way traffic with traffic control personnel present to help direct traffic flow.  Access to adjacent driveways will be maintained throughout construction.  All work zones will be removed at the end of each work day.  The work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This project is scheduled for completion by December 2021.  Should the weather not allow for permanent restoration to the sidewalk, a temporary 2” thick concrete sidewalk will be installed for pedestrian traffic.  A concrete cap will be placed on all road crossings until permanent concrete restorations can be completed in the Spring.

Should there be any questions, please contact Matt Lenke – Hill International at 330-353-7111.

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

Residents, neighborhood organizations, business leaders and members of the general public are invited to participate in an evening of civic engagement at Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s final State of the City address. The 2021 State of the City address is on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Public Auditorium. Social distancing protocols will be in place and masks are required.

The Mayor’s 16th annual address will offer a community-focused format and is free and open to the public. Individual reservations are required. Registration to attend the event is available online at RSVP by phone at 216.664.2500.

The mayor’s State of the City will be livestreamed on the City of Cleveland’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Participants may also watch the Mayor’s address live on TV20 (Spectrum 1020 and AT&T 99).   To register for a phone call and listen to live audio by phone, visit

Follow #CLESOTC21 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates before and during the event.

Opt-in for New Recycling Program Open until Oct. 22

Mayor Frank G. Jackson invites interested residents to opt in to the new bi-weekly curbside recycling program. Residents must sign up by Oct. 22 via the opt-in form or by calling 216-664-3030 and agree to the recycling program guidelines. View a link to an FAQ sheet on the recycling program. For more information, visit