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Register for Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Final State of the City Address

Please join Mayor Jackson for his final State of the City address. The annual event allows residents to hear directly from the mayor about his vision for the City of Cleveland. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required and social distancing protocols will be in place. Visit clevelandohio.gov/sotctickets or call 216-664-2500 to register.

Like many cities across the nation, the COVID-19 pandemic substantially impacted the health of residents, the quality of life in neighborhoods, and the overall functioning of the local economy in Cleveland. To help turn the tide on the pandemic, address the negative economic consequences that have resulted, and begin on the path toward a productive, substantial and equitable economic recovery, Cleveland was allocated $511,721,590 million in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). As a part of the transparency and accountability requirements from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, cities with a population that exceeds 250,000 residents are required to produce a Recovery Plan Performance Report that provides information on any projects or programs using these funds, how the community has been engaged in the process, how the City is ensuring program outcomes are achieved in an effective and equitable manner, and to track and report programmatic success and outcomes.

The City of Cleveland is shifting to a bi-weekly, opt-in recycling program. Residents interested in opting in to the curbside recycling program must sign up by October 22nd, 2021 through the opt-in form or by calling 216-664-3030 and agree to the recycling program guidelines.

Cleveland Department of Public Health will administer the COVID-19 vaccine at multiple locations throughout the City. View the flyers below for details about upcoming vaccination opportunities.
 
• Friday, Oct 1, 3:00pm-5:00pm @ House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave (Flyer)
• Tuesdays - 9:00am–6:30pm @ J.Glenn Health Center, 11100 St. Clair Ave. (English) (Spanish);
• Thursdays - 9:00am-6:30pm @ McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave. Find more information in (English) (Spanish)
• Vaccines for Homebound Individuals (English) (Spanish)

The Board meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The current agenda is available here. Meeting minutes are published in the City Record.

Under the conditions specified by law, a WebEx session will be used to facilitate and record the meetings and the meetings will be live streamed on YouTube.

Anyone wishing to address the Board on any agenda item may do so with the permission of the Board, but in no case, shall the address exceed five minutes in duration unless additional time is allowed by the Board. We ask individuals who wish to address the Board on an agenda item to contact the Department of Law by email or phone (email is preferred). Individuals not seeking to address the Board during the WebEx session are encouraged to view one of the live streams.

To contact the Department of Law and request access to the WebEx session to seek permission to address the Board, please email smelnyk@city.cleveland.oh.us or call (216) 664-3078. Please also include the agenda item you wish to address when requesting access to the WebEx session.

The 2021 Holiday Waste Pick-up Schedule, which includes information on Bulk Pick-Up, is now available.

The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is now accepting appointments for FREE tax preparation. Maximize your tax return and keep every penny of the refunds you've earned. Free tax preparation appointments with the Coalition can save you hundreds of dollars over a paid preparer. Eligible hardworking families can receive up to $6,600 at tax time with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

The City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are partnering with local entities to vaccinate homebound individuals. The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging is screening individuals for eligibility. To check your eligibility or receive more information call 216-621-0303.

The Board of Revision of Assessments (“Board”) has scheduled a meeting to hear objections to the following street vacation resolutions:

•    Resolution No. 863-2019 – To vacate a portion of Chadakoin Court S.E., East 59th Place, East 61st Street, and East 63rd Street

•    Resolution No. 449-2021 – To vacate a portion of Morgana Avenue, East 52nd Street, and East 53rd Street

The Board has scheduled its meeting for September 29, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Pursuant to temporary amendments to Ohio’s Opening Meetings Act, the meeting will be held virtually on the WebEx platform. Your attendance at this virtual meeting is optional, unless you are opposed to the proposed vacation, or there are City of Cleveland Departmental charges involved. Join via Webex (meeting details).

If you have questions regarding this notification, please send an email or give us a call at (216) 664-3875 on Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Cleveland Department of Aging is sponsoring a walk in each of the city wards this summer. You can take these “ Fitness Friday” walks at your own pace but with the support of others. The walks will be outside and will start and end at the locations below. We will be following all Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for safety. All participants will receive a Senior Walk t-shirt and a Resource bag. New this year, receive your Passport to the Parks at your first walk. Attend five (5) or more walks this summer and you will be entered into a raffle.

A handy Home Repair Resource Guide guide was created by the staff of the Cleveland Department of Aging for Cleveland homeowners seeking information about loans, grants, and agencies providing home repair resources.

 

Until further notice, Environmental Review Records (ERRs) available for public comment for the release of HOME and CDBG funds under Section 212(a)(1) of Title II (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act can no longer be viewed in person.

In summer 2019, the city of Cleveland’s Office of Community Development and the Equitable Community Development Working Group engaged with Reinvestment Fund, PFM, Greater Ohio Policy Center, Neighborhood Connections and Leverage Point Development, to study the City’s residential tax abatement program. The study was commissioned to better understand the historic usage of the program, the value it generated for the City, and to identify potential adjustments to the program that would help the City advance an Equitable Community Development Strategy as part of Mayor Jackson’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative.

This new program helps seniors aged 60 years and older and adults with disabilities address one home maintenance or home repair need. The program will also assist with referrals to other home repair programs. There are income restrictions and guidelines for the program.

The status of complaints filed by citizens with the Office of Professional Standards can now be viewed online.  A valid OPS case number is required.

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