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Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced multiple updates to the office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults (PIOYY). Led by Chief Duane Deskins, the office aligns city resources and creates community collaboration to reduce youth violence. PIOYY has planned multiple programs to address violence as a public health issue, and is made possible by the mayor’s enhanced budget and Issue 32.

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.

  • Searchable Database Informs Clevelanders About Homes With Known Lead Status

    Information can be accessed under the tab marked "Public Health". This page searches the lead status of homes. 

  • Free Summer Meals for Kids Ages 18 and Under

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the Cleveland Division of Recreation today announce the 2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is at all City recreation centers and partner locations throughout the City. There is no charge to families or children to participate.

  • Police Patrol Officer Examination Application is Now Posted

    Applications are being taken to establish an eligible list for the job classification of Police Patrol Officer. The electronic application period runs this year from Thursday, June 1 to Friday, June 30th. 

  • City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for Four CMSD Board Appointments

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson has announced that applications will be accepted from now until Friday, July 14, 2017 for appointments to seats on the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education. The four terms expire June 30, 2021. To be considered, applicants must be residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

  • Seasonal Recreation Activities Information Now Posted Online

    Seasonal activities at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers include organized sports, playground activities, performance arts, ice skating, camping, and more. Activities are designed for participants from the very young to Seniors. Detailed information is available on the new Seasonal Activities page.

  • 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. 

  • 6/29: Bug Fest at Cudell Fine Arts Promises Great Family Fun!

    This annual event features live grasshopper races. There will be games and prizes, and all are welcome to this free event. 

  • No City of Cleveland Waste Collection July Fourth

    The City of Cleveland will not pick up waste on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will be a one day delay in waste collection. Trash normally collected on Friday, will be collected on Saturday.  Regularly scheduled trash pick up will resume on Monday, July 10, 2017.

  • Mayor Jackson Announces Updates to the Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced multiple updates to the office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults. Led by Chief Duane Deskins, the office aligns city resources and creates community collaboration to reduce youth violence.

  • 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. 

  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces Demolition Strategy to Remove Blighted Structures

    Mayor Jackson announced a comprehensive strategy to demolish blighted and abandoned homes. The plan is part of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative,  and it aligns with the recently announced massive $25 million funding of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative. The City is concurrently working with several large financial institutions to support new home construction and rehabilitation, as well as down payment assistance programs.

  • Updated List: City Recycling Drop Off Sites

    As residents take advantage of the convenience of curbside recycling, drop-off sites have seen a decline in usage The City will continue to to accept bulk recycling at its Ridge Road Transfer Facility. Accepted items include glass, paper, plastic, metals and cardboard. In addition to the Ridge Road facility, a number of additional recycling drop-off sites will remain available.
     

  • Cleveland Road Work News

    Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than in years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

  • Mayor Jackson Raises Minimum Wage for City of Cleveland Employees to $15 Per Hour

    Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson: “I have made a decision to increase all of our regular full-time and part-time employees, both union and non-union, earning less than $15 an hour, up to a $15 hourly rate. It is my intention to implement this $15 per hour minimum rate for all of our regular full-time and part-time employees in April 2018, corresponding with the third year of our union contracts.”

  • Cleveland's #LetsChillCLE Contest: Win Lunch with Mayor Jackson

    This summer Cleveland children will see the city’s new ice cream truck staffed by members of the Division of Police. In addition to serving cold tasty treats, the truck is an opportunity for Police to engage with children in a positive way. The City of Cleveland is hosting a social media contest, which runs until August 4th, to spread the word about the new ice cream truck. The prize is lunch with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams at City Hall

  • Cleveland Police Honor Standout Officers at Awards Ceremony

    The Cleveland Division of Police honored police officers and citizens who were instrumental to the police department at an awards ceremony held on June 8, 2017. Some honorees were key in thwarting crimes, apprehending violent offenders or saving lives. Others were models of teamwork and dedication to police projects. 

  • 2017 Senior Summer Walk Series

    The Cleveland Department of Aging has partnered with the Division of Recreation to offer four community walks at beautiful Cleveland parks and recreation centers. This is a great way to get active, meet new friends and have fun! All walkers will be entered into a raffle. All fitness levels may participate!

  • 8/11: Saying Goodbye to Summer at Cudell's Summer Cook Out

    Cudell Fine Arts will be saying goodbye to the summer and all are invited to enjoy good food and great company.

  • Showagon Performance Schedule for the Summer of 2017

    Showagon is the city's traveling performing arts troupe. Youth perform throughout the city at various venues. Showagon is part of the Youth Performing Arts Series at Cudell Fine Arts.

  • City of Cleveland Employees Raise More Than $100K for Harvest For Hunger

    City of Cleveland employees are top supporters of the Harvest for Hunger campaign this year – raising enough for more than 468,000 meals. In total, the City of Cleveland – from City Hall to the Department of Utilities to the Mayor’s Office – raised $117,000. That makes the City of Cleveland an emerald level sponsor, raising more than $100 per employee. In addition, the City collected 1,400 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

  • Project Dawn Program Teaches Overdose Emergency Response and Naloxone Administration

    This program is for opioid users who are at risk of death, and their families and friends. Common opioids include heroin, OxyContin, methadone, Percocet and Vicodin. City and County medical officials teach attendees how to recognize and respond to overdoses and how to administer intranasal naloxone. This program is free to the public and held at several locations.

  • Juvenile Curfew Ordinances Strictly Enforced

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams announced that the Minor’s Curfew shall continue to be enforced in the City of Cleveland throughout the summer months.  Parents and guardians of minors ages 17 and under can be cited for failing to ensure that children are in compliance with the curfew laws.

  • 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.

  • S&P Upgrades City of Cleveland Bond Rating

    S&P Global Ratings has revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed its 'A' long-term ratings on the City of Cleveland's previously issued non-tax revenue bonds, series 2010 refunding certificates of participation (Cleveland Stadium Project), and series 2010 annual appropriation bonds (Flats East Project).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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