Mayor Jackson’s 10th Annual Youth Summer Employment Program Commencement Celebration Teaches Job Readiness Skills

Recently, Mayor Frank G. Jackson welcomed and congratulated hundreds of Cleveland youth ages 14 to 18 to Mayor Jackson’s 10th Annual Youth Summer Employment Program Commencement Celebration held at the Cleveland Public Hall on Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland. This year’s Summer Youth Employment program empowered participants to learn the importance of hard work and valuable skills that will stay with them as they enter the workforce.

Cleveland residents are invited to participate in Mayor Jackson’s 32nd annual “Night out Against Crime”, which is an opportunity for Clevelanders to come together as one and strengthen their communities. Events will occur in each of the city’s four police districts with the main event taking place at League Park on 6601 Lexington Ave from 5–9pm.

Beats & Eats will be at Mall C from 11am to 2pm and features Stuff Yourself, Chef Grey Wolf, Tony’s Truck Stop, Stone Pelican, Beckham’s B&M, Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery & Classic Kettle Corn, with music by Sandra Bass & the In Demand Band

Applications will be used by the panel to determine recommendations for appointing ten individuals to serve on the inaugural Community Police Commission, as provided in the City's Charter. Applications are available online. Completed applications must be received or postmarked by August 6, 2015. Appointments to the Commission will be announced in early September.

The agreement marks a new way of policing, one built on a strong foundation of progressive change, sustained trust, and accountability. It is a reflection of ideas from people and groups across the community – including residents, civil rights organizations, activists, clergy, student groups, business and philanthropic organizations and elected officials, as well as the police unions and the Division of Police.

The Division of Recreation is offereng free tennis lessons for boys and girls ages 8 to 17 weekdays from June 15th to August 6th. There is no fee for the lessons which are being taught at a number of locations.

Staffing is on weekdays from 9am to 5:30pm until August 7th. Spray basins are open when temps reach 80 degrees. Lunch is available at all recreation centers and playgrounds. 

A key component of Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Sustainable Cleveland initiative is Cleveland's annual Sustainability Summit. The event brings together a diverse group of people invested in and dedicated to Cleveland to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland’s future.

Veterans and their families get free tours of the WW II sub on Cleveland’s lakefront as well as information about veteran services on Saturday, August 22, from 10am to 5pm. The USS Cod Veterans Fair celebrates veterans and those who most closely support them, their families, with information, family fun, music, food, and a deck gun demonstration.  

Work to reconstruct the West Shoreway is underway as crews have begun pavement widening work on the Shoreway; ramp modifications at West 49th/Herman and West 45th Street; as well as clearing the site of vegetation. Due to construction, one lane is closed in each direction along with off-peak closures of additional lanes.

This issue includes information about free summer meals; spray basin and pool locations; youth golfing baseball and tennis; the history of League Park and much more.

Resurfacing operations are underway on West 25th Street from Meyer Ave to Columbus Rd. One northbound and one southbound traffic lane will be maintained on the west side of the roadway for the duration of this phase and no detour is expected.

The Indians take on the Tigers at the 4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night to benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum. The first 275 ticket orders will receive a special edition Cleveland Indians Law Enforcement Commemorative Challenge Coin. Five dollars from each ticket will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Museum! Ordering passcode is: Law Enforcement

Traffic on the Herman Avenue bridge over the West Shoreway is reduced to southbound traffic only as the Herman Avenue ramps to the westbound Shoreway are replaced. Late this summer, the westbound exit ramp to Lake Avenue will close for approximately 90 days. After Labor Day, the eastbound exit ramp to Edgewater Park will close for approximately 90 days.

This two mile fun walk begins at Mall C and includes health screenings, health information, and more. Free shuttles will take walkers from the Municipal Lot to Mall C. Free T-shirts for the first 1000 registered!

Every Thursday afternoon until September 24, there will be an exciting lunchtime event at North Coast Harbor featuring food trucks and live music. 

Any person or entity planning to hold a parade on the streets of Cleveland must obtain a permit as required by Cleveland Codified Ordinance § 411.05 by completing an application and filing it with the Office of Special Events & Marketing.

Seventeen special seniors were recognized for contributions they have made to improve the lives of others. These individuals represent thousands of local seniors who devote their time and talent to make Cleveland a great place to live, raise a family and grow old.

Bulk pick-up is now available on the second week of the month only. During bulk week the new guidelines allow residents to dispose of three items in addition to yard waste and up to 4 tires.

TGIFTF (Thank Goodness It’s Food Truck Friday!) Food Truck Friday is a weekly lunchtime event that celebrates the diversity of Cleveland through food and music. Food Truck Friday showcases different food trucks each week with a local band. Friday, October 23rd will be the last Food Truck Friday of the season.


All are invited to join area yoga studios at North Coast Harbor for the second season of North Coast Namasté. Sessions will be every Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm until October 27th. These events are free and open to the public. Namaste!

The Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects has launched a new web-based, geographic information system (GIS) application that will allow web users to track the status of street repair and resurfacing.

Cleveland’s SRP helps retail districts become attractive, economically viable, and diverse places to visit and shop by assisting in the design and funding of signage and the rehabilitation of traditional storefront buildings.

The Con Plan details how the Department of Community Development will spend approximately $27 million in federal HUD funds, from 6/1/2015 to 5/31/2016. Programs include: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.

08/04/2015 - Cleveland Prepares for an Exciting Week with Events Downtown and Throughout Entire City
08/03/2015 - Mayor Jackson’s 32nd Annual “Night out Against Crime”
07/30/2015 - News Advisory: Mayor Jackson’s 10th Annual Youth Summer Employment Program Commencement Celebration Teaches Job Readiness Skills
07/30/2015 - Segunda Reunión Pública acerca de las Solicitudes a la Comisión de Policía de la Comunidad de Cleveland
07/30/2015 - Second Public Meeting Regarding Application for Community Police Commission
07/29/2015 - News Advisory: Mayor Jackson’s 9th Annual Youth Summit and Cleveland Metropolitan School District Back to School Fair
07/24/2015 - Media Advisory: Grand Opening Ceremony for the Third District Police Headquarters & Communications Center
07/23/2015 - Reduced Adoption Fees for CITY DOGS
07/20/2015 - Selection Panel to Launch Application Process for Community Police Commission
07/20/2015 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Statement on Retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes’ Diagnosis
07/16/2015 - Selection Panel to Present Application for Community Police Commission
07/13/2015 - 30th Fire Academy Class Begins Today
07/10/2015 - Letter of Resignation from Pastor Jimmie Gates
07/09/2015 - Community Engagement – Body Worn Camera Survey
07/07/2015 - Grant Provides Extended Hours, Special Programming at Four Cleveland Recreation Centers
07/07/2015 - Selection Panel for Community Police Commission Formed
07/07/2015 - Media Advisory: Mayor Jackson and U.S. Attorney Dettlebach Announce the Selection Panel for Community Police Commission
07/01/2015 - City of Cleveland Will Maintain Regular Waste Collection During Independence Day Holiday Weekend
06/29/2015 - West Side Market Open July 2nd for Holiday Weekend
06/29/2015 - News Advisory - Cleveland Police Promotions