City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #308

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some important updates. Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed an order on Feb. 24, 2021 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through March 31, 2021Click here to view the order. Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational. 

City of Cleveland to Host Facebook Press Conference March 11

The City of Cleveland will host a press conference on March 11 at noon to provide updates on public safety, COVID-19 vaccines and more. The press conference will be livestreamed on the City of Cleveland Facebook page and media may ask their questions in the comments section. Please include the name of your outlet when you post the question. We will also take questions from members of the public as time allows.

Commissioner of Park Maintenance Sworn In

Today, Anthony W. Scott was sworn in as the Commissioner of Park Maintenance within the Department of Public Works. Scott has been employed with the City of Cleveland since 2013 in various capacities. He previously served as the Assistant Director of the Building and Housing Department. Prior to that position he served as the General Manager of Administrative Services for the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Professional Standards. His initial position with the City was as an Assistant Director of Law, assigned to the Division of Code Compliance.

Scott served as a United States Marine for eight years during Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield and several other operations.  Having risen to the rank of Sergeant prior to his Honorable Discharge, he earned a Navy Achievement Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, numerous campaign related awards and several letters of appreciation and/or commendation. Upon returning to Cleveland after his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, passed the State of Ohio Bar exam and was admitted to practice law in Ohio and the Northern District of Ohio. Click here to view his headshot.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces Return of the Exterior Paint Program

The City of Cleveland invites residents to take advantage of its 2021 Exterior Paint Program. Applications must be received by April 30, 2021.

The Exterior Paint Program provides paint and materials to homeowners who wish to paint the exterior of their homes. Labor is not included. The goal for 2021 is 500 homes with a total allocation of $500,000 for the program.

“The goal of this program is to help residents protect their home investments, improve housing stock in our neighborhoods and create a better, more equitable quality of life,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Homeowners, as well as tenants, who meet income guidelines, are welcome to apply for the program. Funds cover the cost of up to $1,500 for owner occupants or up to $750 for tenants in paint and materials, though restrictions do apply. Inspections of the property must also be conducted. Painting must be completed by Oct. 31, 2021.

The Department of Community Development’s Division of Neighborhood Services administers services on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested Cleveland residents can obtain applications by calling (216) 664-2045.

Exterior Paint Program Income Guidelines

1 $51,600 5 $79,600
2 $59,000 6 $85,500
3 $66,350 7 $91,400
4 $73,700 8 $97,300

The City of Cleveland Releases CDPH COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

CDPH continues to monitor COVID-19 non-compliance complaints. Since Jan. 1, 2021 through March 9, 2021, CDPH has received 37 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints. This year, CDPH has received seven mass gathering non-compliance allegations, 16 mask non-compliance allegations and five social distancing non-compliance allegations in the City of Cleveland. To view and download CDPH’s COVID-19 non-compliance report, click here.

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