City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #378

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Video Message on Juneteenth

Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued the following statement in recognition of Juneteenth. Today, the federal government signed legislation declaring June 19 a federal holiday. View the mayor’s video message here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9IrWNyHP2A 

Greater Cleveland Digital Equity Coalition Address Letter to Senate Regarding Decision on Broadband Access Programs

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other members of the Greater Cleveland Digital Equity Coalition addressed a letter to the State of Ohio expressing disapproval of the Ohio Senate’s decision to strip all 2022-23 funding for broadband access programs. Click here to read the full letter.

Cleveland Division of Police Requests the Assistance of the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Today, City of Cleveland, Division of Police Chief Calvin D. Williams formerly requested the assistance of the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s (BCI) Cold Case Unit in three homicide cases currently assigned to the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Review Task Force.  The cases submitted for review include the 2013 murder of Aliza Sherman, the 2014 murder of Stephen Halton and the 2016 murder of Ryan Dixon. All documentation and evidence in possession of the Cleveland Division of Police will be provided to aid BCI in their evaluation of the cases. The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit maintains jurisdiction on all cases submitted for review.

City of Cleveland Division of Waste Collection Hiring Recycling Coordinator

The City of Cleveland is hiring a recycling coordinator as part of ongoing changes to its recycling program. As an effort to improve waste collection while providing quality service to residents, the city hired a consultant to evaluate the recycling program. In January 2021, City leadership received a Waste Collection and Recycling report as a result of the evaluation. The new recycling coordinator will help implement the recommendations and operational strategies in the report.

Click here to view the job posting.

City of Cleveland Revised Summer Pool Operations 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Cleveland has experienced fewer than normal candidates for seasonal lifeguarding. This has impacted day to day operations. The City has implemented the following summer pool operational changes for the 2021 season. 

Outdoor Pools

  • All 20 outdoor pools will operate Wednesday through Sunday from June 16, 2021 through Sunday, August 8, 2021.
  • All outdoor pools will remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays regardless of outdoor temperatures.
  • Operational hours are noon – 8 p.m.
  • Each outdoor pool will operate 45 minute sessions to maximize customer usage. At the conclusion of each session users must leave the pool and are free to check back in to re-enter the pool. Customers must line up (first come, first serve) for each session. 
  • Each pool has a capacity limit set to assist with user safety and control.
  • All deep ends of the pool will be closed for customer safety. 

Indoor Pools

  • Indoor pools will operate three days a week beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 through Friday, August 6, 2021.
  • Indoor pools operational hours during the summer are from noon – 8 p.m.
  • Days of operation:
    • Collinwood NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Cudell NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Estabrook NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Gunning NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Stella Walsh NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Michael Zone NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Thurgood Marshall NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Glenville NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Earle B. Turner NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Sterling NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Fairfax NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • John F. Kennedy NRRC – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Indoor pools closed, but outdoor pools open:
    • Lonnie Burten NRRC
    • Ken Johnson NRRC
    • Clark NRRC – Michael Zone indoor pool and water park, less than .5 miles away is open
  • Indoor pools closed due to site renovations:
    • Kovacic NRRC
    • Central NRRC
    • Hamilton NRRC

Indoor pools will resume normal operations Monday through Friday (11:30a.m. – 8 p.m.) and Saturdays (9:30a.m. – 6 p.m.) the week of August 9, 2021. 

Click here to download the 2021 summer pool schedule.

Other Important Reminders

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 vaccines.gov 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.

As a reminder, only individuals who meet the Ohio Department of Health’s criteria are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Due to limited supply, it will take time for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine. We ask for your patience. As we receive additional supply, we will be opening up additional vaccination sites and scheduling appointments for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine. 

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 http://www.myCLEschool.org. See details for upcoming meetings below:

Executive Committee

Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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Cleveland Plan Progress Committee Refresh Discussion

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.

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Charter Review Committee

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 977 8473 3013

Passcode: 293687

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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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