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CLE Kicks Off Holiday Season with Winterfest 2017

The annual holiday tree lighting, fireworks show and holiday extravaganza was held on November 25th in Cleveland’s Public Square. The all day celebration also included free horse and carriage rides, crafts, activities, small business pop-ups, a kids village, food samples, free ice skating, food trucks, visits with Santa and more. The event was presented by Huntington Bank with partners at the City of Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Public Power, GE Lighting and others.

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 Jackson Reminds Clevelanders About Healthcare Marketplace Open Enrollment

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson reminded City of Cleveland residents that open enrollment for health insurance began November 1st on Healthcare.gov. “This is the primary source of health care coverage for many individuals and their families,” Mayor Jackson said. “This year, the enrollment period is shorter than previous years. It’s important to act quickly.” The deadline to apply for 2018 coverage is Dec. 15, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Cleveland's City Dogs Eligible to Win $25,000 From Petco- Requests Votes!

    Petco chose City Dogs for inclusion in its contest based on a heartwarming story submitted by volunteer Mary Motley about Acorn, a six month old deaf puppy. Those wishing to bring City Dogs closer to the $25,000 can click on the story to highlight it on this page, and then scroll down to click "submit" to place the vote. Votes must be placed by December 20th. Acorn is a celebrity and has his own Facebook page!

  • 2017 Public Works Leaf Pick-Up Program

    The City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Works resumed the Leaf Pick-Up Program in designated neighborhoods, to run from November 6th through December 31st. The department’s budget has increased by $4.6 million allowing for improved park and playground infrastructure maintenance, urban forestry and has a stronger focus on illegal dumping reduction and city clean-up.

  • Ordinances Regarding Parking at Meters During the Holidays

    In the City of Cleveland, there is free parking on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Day and and the days after Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are exceptions that can override free parking, which include special events and snow bans.

  • City of Cleveland Issues Winter Weather Planning Tips

    The City reminds everyone to check emergency supply kits, take personal precautions and check on the vulnerable, dress appropriately in the cold, pay attention to snow parking bans, don’t "Block the Box",  and to bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather.

  • Cleveland Bike Plan to Add 70+ Miles of Bikeway by 2017

    A new Bikeway Implementation Plan has been designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The goal of the Citys plan is to provide cycling amenities in every neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use.

  • Department of Aging Winter Resource Guide Published

    This handy brochure provides eligibility and contact information for discounted payments for water, electric, sewer and gas as well as home weatherization.  In addition, energy saving tips are listed, and a number of assistance programs are detailed.

  • 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.

  • 139 Streets to Be Resurfaced in City of Cleveland

    The City of Cleveland’s Division of Streets has released its list of resurfacing projects for 2017.

    The number of streets to be resurfaced is an increase over previous years, thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget made possible by the passage of Issue 32. Nearly 140 streets have been slated for resurfacing and 62 have already been completed. The streets to be resurfaced were selected as part of a long process involving ratings by an expert streets consultant, Cleveland City Council and the Division of Streets.

  • 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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