Mayor Jackson, County Executive Budish Issue Joint Statement on Amazon HQ Bid

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and County Executive Armond Budish issue a statement today on Amazon headquarters bid:

“Cleveland is a city on the rise and we envision Amazon potentially being a major part of the region’s growth.  Our goal, with this proposal, is to integrate the organization within the fabric of the Greater Cleveland community.   The City of Cleveland, The County, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), Cleveland State University and our partners are no strangers to working closely to ensure that Cleveland is competitive.

This will be a community effort, similar to the process that this community undertook to win the Republican National Convention.  Just as we did then, we are pulling together civic leaders from government, higher education, business, and other crucial sectors to put together an aggressive, collaborative package; one that addresses all aspects of the Amazon RFP and highlights the essence of Cleveland and our competitive advantages.

We were an underdog during that process, yet we won. We are confident that working together we can highlight what sets us apart from the competition. This opportunity will have tremendous near and long term impact on the City and the region.”

Cleveland Road Work News: September 15, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 14, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Mayor Jackson & Cleveland Community Relations Board Debut Race Equity Report

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the City of Cleveland Community Relations Board (CRB) today announced findings from its Race Equity report. The report highlights a series of conversations with residents on their thoughts about race relations and equity in Cleveland.

The press conference was livestreamed on Facebook. Check it out below:

The report offers recommendations for all departments within the City, individuals, neighborhoods, non-profits and the private sector to help address systemic racial disparities. It is part of Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a series of programs and legislation to improve quality of life for city residents.

“The success of this report, as with many projects in our city, depends on us working as one Cleveland,” said Mayor Jackson. “A great city will be measured by the well-being of its people and all of these pieces together will help opportunity and accessibility for all.”

Additional attendees at the press conference include Former Executive Director of Community Relations and current Councilman Blaine Griffin; Adriennie Hatten, Ph.D., Independent Non Profit Management Consultant, Adjunct Professor Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University; Peter Whitt, Community Relations Board, Enlightenment Consulting, LLC; Director of City Planning Freddy Collier; Interim Executive Director of Community Relations Grady Stevenson; Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams; Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray; Chief of Public Affairs Natoya Walker Minor; Chief of Youth Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity Duane Deskins and Consent Decree Implementation Coordinator, Gregory A. White.

Here are some key things to know about the report:

  • Community conversations for the report were held in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland including Detroit Shoreway, North Collinwood, Bellaire-Puritas, University Circle and Ohio City.
  • The report finds that changing people’s perceptions can change their realities and experiences. It also finds that race relations can only improve through the result of direct and specific action and intent.
  • The report provides recommendations, including creating management strategies at the City, corporate board and organizational leadership levels that focus on racial equity.
  • Mayor Jackson’s initiatives such as Community Benefits Agreement and the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative are examples of how the City is helping address disparity and equity through neighborhood and economic development strategies.

The report is a basis for ongoing community conversations, Mayor Jackson said.

For more information on the Community Relations Board visit http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/CommunityRelationsBoard

We’re Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

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The City of Cleveland is hiring! Each week, we will bring you a list of jobs we are hiring for right now. Whether in information technology, civil services or other areas, we are looking for qualified candidates interested in serving the City of Cleveland.

Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

Here are some positions and civil service exams open now:

  • Veterinarian (Division of Animal Care & Control)
  • Chief Architect (Office of Capital Projects)
  • Automated Meter Reader (Division of Water)
  • Software Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Police Inspector General (Division of Police)

You can find all of our job listings at governmentjobs.com/careers/Cleveland.

For questions regarding a position, please contact Human Resources via email (HR@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216-664-2493). For questions regarding an examination, please contact Civil Service via email (CS@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216-664-2467). You can call during business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Follow our job postings on Facebook and Twitter by searching for the #CLEcityjobs hashtag.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 12, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 11, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.