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Cleveland Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 176th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade was held Saturday, March 17 in downtown Cleveland drawing thousands donning their green, shamrocks and Irish-flagged apparel. Mayor Frank G. Jackson walked in the parade, along with members of Cleveland City Council and other city officials. The Cleveland Divisions of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service also participated with officials walking, driving vehicles and on horseback. Parade-goers lined the route from Superior Avenue at East 18th Street down to Public Square.

Animals and Pets: Dog licenses and parks, pet adoption and reclaiming, spay- neuter referalls, animal complaints, volunteer opportunities, zoo


Career Center: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio jobs and employment assistance and training


Education and Learning: CMSD information, fine arts and other recreation center classes, safety classes for all ages incuding CPR training, lead-safe living


Environment: Environmental health, energy conservation clinics, trash pick-up schedules, recycling in Cleveland, sustainability


Getting Around: Airports, traffic cameras, public transportation, public parking and parking meters, street repairs, potholes


Health & Human Services: Local services and resources including employment assistance, health screening, housing, cemeteries


Housing and Home Improvement: Tenant information, mortgage and home remodeling/repair loans, paint refund program, sidewalk programs, historic preservation, landbank, permit information, housing discrimination, taxes


Residents Information Center:  Hiring contractors, buying cars, housing discrimination complaints, damage from potholes, paying for tickets, courts and laws, taxes, downtown parking


Safety and Emergency: Safety education, safety volunteers, senior safety, emergency preparedness


Seniors: Home maintenance programs, utility assistance, eviction, activities, volunteer opportunities, health and social services


Things To Do: Visual and performance arts, recreation centers, golf, swimming


  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Hosts First Jobs Match Week: May 15-May 19

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson is hosting the first Mayor’s Jobs Match Week May 15-19. The event is at five recreation centers throughout the City and will connect Clevelanders with meaningful work and opportunity. All participating employers –including the City of Cleveland –are hiring now. Participating companies include United Parcel Service, RTA, Key Bank , Nestle and more.

    Available positions range from entry-level to mid-management and technology.

  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Applications Now Available

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship applications are available to City of Cleveland employees, dependents of City of Cleveland employees, high school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and high school seniors who are in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation. The entry deadline is Sunday, April 29, 2018.

  • City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for Civilian Police Review Board Vacancy

    The City of Cleveland is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacant seat on the Civilian Police Review Board. The selected applicant would complete the balance of an unexpired term that ends on Aug. 8, 2018, and would then be appointed to complete a full four-year-term. The complete four-year term would run through Aug. 8, 2022.
     

  • The City is Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

    The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

  • City of Cleveland Street Resurfacing Projects Begin This Week

    This week, the City of Cleveland began resurfacing projects in Ward 7 and Ward 15. Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, allows the City of Cleveland to embark on more street improvement projects in 2018 than previous years. Projects span all city neighborhoods and wards.

  • Base Cleveland Veteran News

    The Mayor's Office of Communications prepares and distributes information to Veterans and their supporters monthly, via the Cleveland City Hall blog. The page includes timely information on special events, memorials, healthcare, and other news of value to local veterans. 

  • City of Cleveland Begins New Round of State-Mandated Home Placarding

    The City of Cleveland will begin a new round of home placarding on Monday, April 2. Placarding is mandated by the State of Ohio –it involves signage on properties alerting potential residents a home is legally uninhabitable due to uncorrected lead hazards. The process helps protect children by indicating a home is unsafe for human occupancy, especially for anyone under six years‟ old and pregnant women. 

  • Art Fur Animals Benefit and Auction Saturday May 19!

    Art Fur Animals is the annual benefit for the non-profit organization Friends of the Cleveland Kennel. The event includes live and silent art auctions, raffle prizes, food, drinks and more! All proceeds benefit Cleveland animals in need! Tickets are now on sale for the event and can be purchased online.

  • May is Older Americans Month: Cleveland Celebrates With Senior Day!

    The City of Cleveland Department of Aging presents the 29th Annual Senior Day. ALL seniors invited to attend this FREE event which begins at 10am on Thursday, May 24th at Cleveland Public Hall. An information fair, program, lunch and entertainment are provided.

  • Showagon Tryouts for Youth at Recreation Centers

    Youth who dance, sing, act and perform poetry form a summer performing art troupe that appears on a mobile stage unit from early June through August. Kids ages 5 to 17 audition annually in May. The Division of Recreation provides voice instructors and choreographers to enhance talent.

  • Keeping Cleveland Clean: Reporting Nuisance Properties and Illegal Dumping

    Residents are encouraged to help keep the City of Cleveland beautiful, healthy and clean by reporting nuisance properties and illegal dumping.The objective of the city’s lot cutting and cleaning program is to keep vacant lots and the exteriors of vacant structures within the city aesthetically pleasing and to eliminate health and safety hazards. Its activities include cutting weeds and removing debris from vacant lots.

  • An Important Message from Chief Calvin D. Williams

    Police Chief Williams clarifies information regarding city policy as it pertains to pursuing suspects wanted for violent crimes and OVI related offenses. The City of Cleveland follows best practices in its pursuit policies, in order to protect the lives of officers and citizens while removing violent offenders.

  • Craft Carnival at Cudell Fine Arts Promises Family Fun

    On Thursday June 14th from Noon to 3pm, a festival of games and prizes kicks off the summer for the community. The Bureau of Cultural Arts will present their 2018 summer schedule. This is a free event open to the public.

  • Bug Fest Celebrates Insects- Open to the Public

    Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. This annual event will be held on Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. It's a celebration of insects and their relatives, and designed for children of all ages. The festival will include face painting, music and snow cones for participants.

  • Chalk-A-Walk Festival Public Sidewalk Drawing Event, Showagon to Perform

    This is a FREE public sidewalk chalk drawing event on Tuesday July 24th from 1 to 3pm. Patrons are provided with buckets of chalk, giving everyone the opportunity to show off their artistic abilities on a cement canvas. The festival will include face painting, music, snow cones and a collaborative piece that everyone can participate in. Showagon will entertain the community to close out the Chalk-A-Walk Festival.

  • City of Cleveland to Relaunch Waste Collection and Recycling Regulation Enforcement

    The Department of Public Works, Division of Waste Collection will again issue citations for violations of City of Cleveland waste collection and recycling regulations. Citations could run up to $350, depending on the infraction. The City will post videos to its social media accounts for public education.

  • Hands Across Cleveland Events to Promote Unity

    The City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board invites all Clevelanders to “Hands Across CLE” events. Some events will include live entertainment and refreshments. By joining together – from the East Side to the West Side – the City can become stronger and safer by making connections among diverse neighborhoods, building community among residents and promoting friendships across Cleveland.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

    These maps give a better understanding of issues and trends and support awareness and better decision making. They include capital improvements, crime data, EPA regulated facilities, routing, and more.

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • City of Cleveland Language Access Plan

    The City of Cleveland is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming approach to interaction with all residents. As part of that commitment to inclusion the city is ensuring the accessibility of resources, services, and engagement regardless of language.

  • Free Care Calls Program for Cleveland Seniors

    Cleveland Care Calls is an automated telephone reassurance system being offered to Cleveland Senior Citizens by the Departments of Aging and Public Safety. Through this computerized system the senior receives a call, on the days they request, to check on their well-being. This program is available to all seniors and is especially ideal for those living alone.

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

  • Animal Protection League Trap-Neuter-Return Program for Stray Cats and Kittens

    Feral and free-roaming cats are the largest contributors to the cat overpopulation crisis. Those caring for strays are invited to take advantage of APL services! For only $10 the program includes spay or neuter surgery, ear-tipping, rabies vaccination, and FVRCP vaccination. Humane traps are available for $5.

  • City of Cleveland 2018 Waste Pick-Up Schedule Available Online

    The City of Cleveland’s Division of Waste 2018 Pick-Up Calendar is available for download. In addition to holidays and bulk pick-up dates, the calendar includes information about proper waste set out.

  • Cleveland Transformation Alliance Measures Progress of the Cleveland Plan

    Collaborative work to reinvent public education in Cleveland continues to show mixed results, according to this February 2017 report by the Cleveland Transformation Alliance. Cleveland's Plan for Transforming Schools seeks to reinvent Cleveland public education by creating a diverse portfolio of district and charter schools.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

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