Cleveland Announces Security and Traffic Restrictions for Republican National Convention

At Cleveland City Hall and the Red Room, Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by Calvin D. Williams, City of Cleveland Chief of Police, and Ronald L. Rowe, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service, along with other representatives to announce updates on security and traffic restrictions for the Republican National Convention.

Activities encompassing this designated National Special Security Event will take place Sunday, July 17 through Thursday, July 21. A number of safety restrictions will be in place including security screenings, road closures, parking restrictions, airport and marina closures, airspace restrictions. The public is encouraged to use RTA to travel downtown during this time.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other city officials will celebrate the centennial anniversary of Cleveland City Hall on Friday, July1, 2016 at Noon.  The event will feature remarks from city officials, historic photos, and the unveiling of a centennial plaque. City Hall, which was formally dedicated on July 4th, 1916 by Mayor Harry L. Davis, was built for a total cost of $3 Million. The public is invited to attend this free celebration. 

The City of Cleveland is applying for the Fiscal Year 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG): Local Solicitation. Comments or suggestions can be made to emergencyprep@city.cleveland.oh.us,  related to this grant application. 


In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the City has designated an Official Parade Route, an Official Speaker's Platform and Park Use spaces for July 18-21st. The filing deadline for all applications and registrations is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 8, 2016.  Application form and information on these designated areas, as well as Event Zone Permit Regulations are available by clicking the link.

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.

In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the City has designated Fixed and Mobile Vending Zones for July 18-21st. The filing deadline for all applications and registrations is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 8, 2016.  The application and information on these designated areas, as well as Event Zone Permit Regulations are available by clicking the link.

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. 

The United States Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland have entered into an agreement to create widespread reforms and changes within the Cleveland Division of Police. There will be broad data collection regarding many of CDP’s activities, including its use of force and stop and search practices, and public reporting of that data on this website.

All are encouraged to include the Kamm’s Corners 4th of July Parade in their Independence Day plans and join Mayor Frank G. Jackson on Monday, July 4th to celebrate the birth of this great nation. The parade starts at 9:30am at Kamm’s Plaza and will go east on Lorain Avenue to West Park Road, which curves back to Rocky River Drive. The approximately 1.5 mile parade continues south on Rocky River Drive and returns.

On Monday, July 4, 2016, Cleveland City Hall will be closed to employees and visitors in observance of Independence Day. In addition, The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works WILL NOT pick-up waste on Monday, July 4, 2016 and all City pools will be closed unless the temperature exceeds 85 degrees. Willard Parking Garage also will be closed. 

As of Monday, June 6, utility work commences in the curb lane of Euclid Ave from Stearns to Adelbert Roads where an intermediate pressure mainline will be installed. At approximately 10940 Euclid Ave, the mainline will transition to CWRU property and then continue eastbound on Adelbert Road. A traffic maintenance zone will be set up for motorists and pedestrians. This work will take place between of 6pm and 6am and will be completed mid-July.

This issue has info on the Adoption Ambassadors program, CITY DOG note cards and love letters, details on the new City of Cleveland Kennel, where to meet CITY DOGs this summer, and more!

In preparations for the 2016 Republican National Convention to be held July 18th through the 21st, Mayor Jackson and members of his Administration presented a comprehensive overview on security preparation. The presentation included the Department of Public Safety preparedness efforts by the Divisions of Police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Fire and Corrections, along with the offices of Emergency Management and Communications.

The City of Cleveland has established a drop box in which all permit applications for parades and special uses on City parks during the week of the RNC will be deposited. This same drop box will be used for all RNC special use and parade permit applications which will appear as they are updated. The drop box may be checked periodically for any additions or updates.

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 original City Hall had several locations prior to arriving at 601 Lakeside Avenue. One location was the Case Block, a commercial building on Superior Avenue that stood in the present location of the Cleveland Public Library’s main building. The city leased the Case Block from 1875-1906 at $36,000 per year and finally purchased the building from the Case Estate in 1906. 

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.

As of Monday, June 6, utility work commences on the east side of Adelbert Rd. between Euclid Ave. and Circle Drive. One lane of traffic will be open during construction and access to adjacent driveways will be maintained. Work will continue until the first week of October from 7am to 5pm.

Police history goes all the way back to the City's founder, Moses Cleaveland. When he established this great city, he conducted a survey seeking to “Establish peace, quiet and safety” in the settlement, making him Cleveland's very first Peace Officer.

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

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!

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.

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