Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. 

-Henry Van Dyke

The City will not pick up trash on Thursday, November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The City’s regular trash collection schedule will be delayed by one day, so Thursday’s trash pick-up is on Friday, November 24th and Friday’s will be collected on Saturday, November 25th.

The City of Cleveland launched a new public records management system. The online portal aims to improve the efficiency of the City’s records request and tracking process, while improving public transparency. GovQA is available on the City’s website and allows the public to submit requests, track progress and receive email updates.

The event will be held at Hotcards World Global Headquarters, 2400 Superior Avenue from 5:30 to 8:30pm on Friday, December 8th. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event benefit Mayor Jackson’s Holiday Food Basket Give-Away. The Holiday Food Basket GiveAway benefits over 2,000 local families in need. Tickets are available online. Entertainment by Superman Lover and catering by Beckham's B&M Bar-B-Que. 

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.

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.

For America Recycles Day, City of Cleveland Waste Commissioner Paul Alcantar and Office of Sustainability Director Kristin Hall discussed in a Facebook Live video some of the things Clevelanders should know about recycling.

At the 3rd annual Holiday Hops for Hearts benefitting The Plankton Fund, there will be a multitude of exciting silent auction and raffle baskets in addition to a variety of snacks from local Cleveland favorites and delicious beer from Forest City Brewery. CITY DOGS Cleveland relies on donations from this event to provide medical care to heartworm positive dogs at the City of Cleveland Kennel.

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).

Exemptions require annual application for property that remains vacant at the end of the year. Exemption forms are available for owners of vacant homes, those who have vacancies in multi-dwelling properties and vacant/abandoned rental properties. 

The City of Cleveland will accept applications for Police Officers in November. The City anticipates hiring 250 additional officers in 2018. Orientations will be held at several Cleveland recreation centers. 

The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

The parking lot will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Anyone parking between 6am and 6pm will receive 90 minutes of free parking. After 90 minutes, parkers will pay a nominal fee of $1/hour. The 90 minutes free is only from 6am until 6pm After 6pm parkers will be required to pay $1/hour. Local Ohio City businesses helped the City of Cleveland establish the fees for paid parking.

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. 

The City of Cleveland filed an update in federal court announcing that over 90 percent of Cleveland Police officers have completed use of deadly force training according to the Consent Decree. The policies, as defined in the decree begin on Jan. 1, 2018.

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.

Thanks in large part to funds made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland has undertaken an important goal of razing or securing contracts for the demolition of 500 structures by the end of 2017. Mayor Frank G. Jackson has continually demonstrated his commitment to keeping Cleveland neighborhoods safe by clearing them of blighted homes.

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.

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.

The Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help eligible residents meet the cost of home heating during the winter months. Eligibility is based on family size and household income. The 2017-2018 HEAP program begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018. 

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

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.

11/21/2017 - City of Cleveland Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Collection Schedule
11/17/2017 - Paid Parking at West Side Market to Begin Soon
11/17/2017 - City of Cleveland Announces City-wide Winter Weather Plan
11/13/2017 - City of Cleveland Announces Updates to the Federal Use of Force Training Report
11/10/2017 - Scranton Road and Carter Road Improvement Project Begins Monday, November 13, 2017
11/09/2017 - City of Cleveland 2017 Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony and Parade
11/06/2017 - City of Cleveland Plans 2017 Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony and Parade
11/06/2017 - City of Cleveland Closes Columbus Road Lift Bridge for Repairs
11/01/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Reminds Clevelanders That Health Care Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins Today
10/31/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Releases Statement on New York City Attack
10/31/2017 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
10/30/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Issues Video Statement Addressing Weekend Violence; Reminds City that Crime is a Symptom of a Greater Ill
10/28/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson, A.J. Petitti of Petitti Garden Centers, Ricky Smith of R.A.K.E. and MTD host the first “Planting with a Purpose”
10/28/2017 - City of Cleveland Releases Statement on Arco Facility Fire in East Cleveland
10/26/2017 - City of Cleveland Tests New Public Records Management System
10/25/2017 - Mayor Jackson Announces Plan to Address Youth Violence as a Public Health Issue in City of Cleveland
10/23/2017 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Council President Kevin J. Kelley Dedicate Ozell A. Dobbins, Sr. Maintenance Center
10/23/2017 - Detroit-Superior Bridge Bike Lane Improvement Project Begins Monday, October 23rd
10/20/2017 - Ozell A. Dobbins, Sr. Maintenance Center Dedication Ceremony October 23rd
10/19/2017 - Statement from the City Regarding Police Officers Reinstatement
11/01/2017 - Free Concert: Myths & Allegories
11/04/2017 - Playhouse Square Backstage Tour
11/05/2017 - New Music Ensemble
11/06/2017 - Breaking Our Silence
11/07/2017 - STRANDED
11/18/2017 - Senior Family Food Drive
11/18/2017 - Garfield Wreath Laying Ceremony