Downtown Cleveland Alliance Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mayor Frank G. Jackson gave congratulatory remarks at Downtown Cleveland Alliance's (DCA) 10th Anniversary. This year DCA employees were congratulated with a luncheon held at Pickwick and Frolic on East 4th Street in recognition of their hard work and commitment as Safe and Clean Ambassadors. Additionally, Joe Marinucci, President and CEO Downtown Cleveland Alliance; City of Cleveland City Councilpersons Kerry McCormack (Ward 3) and Phyllis Cleveland (Ward 5); and Doug Miller, Chair Downtown Cleveland Alliance, gave special remarks to this year’s ten employees for their commitment and dedication, which has been a vital force in helping provide the Cleveland community with the services that it needs.

The Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program was created by the City of Cleveland in 2007 for the purpose of providing scholarship funds to City employees, dependents of City employees, and high school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation. Those applying for the Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship must complete the scholarship application

The City of Cleveland is applying for a Substantial Amendments to the 2014 Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) outlined in 24 CFR Part 91. Per HUD regulations and City policy, any increase of a proposed budget for an activity listed in the plan is increase by more than 100%, and/or the City proposes to plan/carry-out a new activity not described in the plan, and/or the City proposes not to carry-out an activity described in the Consolidated plan, the applicable change must be made only after a substantial amendment is approved by HUD.

This year the Summer Lunch program will serve children ages 1-18 Monday thru Friday at various City of Cleveland playground sites, recreation centers, and nonprofit organizations. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More information is available from the Department of Recreation at 216.664.2561.

Offered by the Department of Recreation: Sand Volleyball, summer camp at Camp George L. Forbes, baseball and softball for youth ages 4—19, Jr. Golf for Cleveland youth ages 9-17, outdoor pools and spray basins, learn to swim classes, Showagon (looking for local talent!), free summer lunch program and more!

The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains a web page with frequent updates regarding the George V. Voinovich Bridge Project. News included on the page includes closures, work schedules, progress and more. 

Rosenbaum & Associates has created a $3,000 scholarship opportunity specifically for college students who grew up with a firefighting parent or step parent. This award is available to families in Cleveland. To be eligible, participants must be graduating high school in 2016 or actively enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the US (graduate students are welcomed).

The new monthly bills will help customers make budgeting easier, track water usage and detect issues sooner. As of January, Cleveland Water has been transitioning accounts from quarterly to monthly billing to help customers better manage household budgets, track water usage and detect possible issues sooner. Once the transition is completed, water meters will be read monthly, and consumption and other related charges will be based on a monthly rate.

The CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program invites all Northeast Ohio young and aspiring artists to put their creative skills to work for wildlife. Youth artists are encouraged to learn about the plight of endangered species and wildlife around the globe with special emphasis on Ohio’s endangered and threatened species. Inclusions of positive perspectives are also encouraged.

RiverSweep is Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean several sites in Cleveland. RiverSweep 2016 will happen from 9am to noon on Saturday May 7th. In 2015, 919 volunteers removed over 54 tons of trash, including 389 tires!

The Cleveland Water system is one of the oldest in the country. It is the largest water system in the state of Ohio and among the 10 largest in the US. Today, it covers a 640 square mile service area across five NEO counties. Around the clock, Cleveland Water’s 1,100 employees take pride in delivering safe drinking water to 1.4 million people in Cleveland and in 79 surrounding communities. 

For years Cleveland has highlighted the achievements and importance of its elder community with an annual Senior Day. This celebration is held in May, which is Older Americans Month, and includes an information fair, recognition of outstanding seniors, lunch and entertainment.

Requests for the 2016 50/50 Sidewalk Repair Program are now being taken with new and better pricing. Homeowners needing cost estimate inspections are asked to contact the City at 216.664.2232. Matching funds are limited and the program will close when all funds allocated have been exhausted. Funds are granted on a first-come first-served basis.

On Tuesday, June 14, at noon, there will be a commemoration of the Army's 241st year, Soldier of the Year awards, and a naturalization ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Guest speaker will be Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. 

Cleveland was once nicknamed “The Forest City” but has lost about 100,000 public trees since 1940, and each year an estimated 97 acres of tree canopy is lost. The Planning Commission unanimously adopted the Cleveland Tree Plan to reverse this trend. The plan received an Award of Achievement from the Ohio Chapter of the International Society for Arboriculture. 

The Cleveland Furniture Bank will gladly accept donations of couches, chairs, dining room sets, dressers, mattresses and box springs as well as major working appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers and more. This is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax deductible. Home pickups in Northeast Ohio can be scheduled online at clevelandfurniturebank.org or at 216.459.2265, ext 101.

The Environmental Crimes Task Force was established in 2014 to investigate crimes related to illegal dumping, which is severely damaging the environment. Anyone witnessing illegal dumping can call 9-1-1, 66-DUMP or their local neighborhood council office. Illegal dumping invites more crimes and the only way to stop it is to report it.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Cleveland for its annual budget for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2016. To receive this award, a governmental entity must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a Policy Document, as an Operations Guide, as a Financial Plan and as a Communications Device.

Saturday, May 14 Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park) For questions or to volunteer, contact: John Dean, 216.272.4469, jtdean@policememorialsociety.org.

Monday, May 16 Huntington Park at Police Memorial Square, W. 3rd & Lakeside – 8 p.m.

Lakeside Ave. Westbound from E. 12th to W. 3rd St. — 10:30 a.m. May 20, 2016

The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society is proud to present the Cleveland International Tattoo Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in honor of fallen heroes. The 2016 Tattoo will feature the USMC Quantico Band as well as bagpipes and drums, dance and song.

04/26/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Paul Alcantar as Commissioner of Waste Collection and Disposal
04/15/2016 - Traffic Advisory: East 93rd Street Resurfacing Project
04/14/2016 - Invitation to Re-Bid Posted on City Website
04/12/2016 - Tobacco Sales Prohibited to Individuals Under 21 Beginning Thursday
04/11/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Johnny Johnson as Commander for the Bureau of Community Policing
04/08/2016 - City of Cleveland Snow Plan - April 8-9, 2016
04/08/2016 - City Receives Justice Department National Special Security Event Grant for RNC Security
04/08/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Nicole Carlton as Commissioner of EMS
04/07/2016 - Traffic Advisory - West Boulevard Resurfacing Project
04/04/2016 - Invitations to Bid Posted on City Website
04/01/2016 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Consent Decree Implementation Coordinator
04/01/2016 - Traffic Advisory: Cleveland Indians Home Opener Traffic Advisory
03/31/2016 - Media Advisory: Mayor Jackson to Swear-In Consent Decree Implementation Coordinator
03/29/2016 - Media Advisory: Cleveland Division of Fire Awards Ceremony
03/28/2016 - Traffic Advisory: West Side Market Parking Lot Improvement Project
03/18/2016 - Statement Regarding Republican National Convention
03/18/2016 - Fleet Avenue Rehabilitation Project
03/18/2016 - Notice of Public Meeting
03/17/2016 - Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland to Release 2015 College Success Dashboard
03/15/2016 - Deadline for Businesses to Apply for Major Event Waiver Approaching
05/01/2016 - Community Bike Fair
05/01/2016 - National Drinking Water Week
05/07/2016 - RiverSweep 2016
05/07/2016 - Cleveland VegFest
05/07/2016 - Local Drink Tap
05/07/2016 - Know It, Love It , Cleveland Water Open House & Tour
05/14/2016 - Grand Opening: New Fire Station #36
05/14/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Grave Marker Ceremony and Placement
05/16/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Candle Light Vigil
05/19/2016 - Cleveland Police Badge Case Ceremony
05/20/2016 - National Public Works & Safety Week Open House
05/20/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Memorial Service
05/20/2016 - Police Memorial Parade
05/21/2016 - Asian Festival
05/21/2016 - Cleveland International Tattoo
05/21/2016 - Peace Officers Memorial Society Police Collectors Show
05/22/2016 - 4th Annual Officer Down 5K
05/22/2016 - Police Memorial Mass