You are in for a treat Cleveland! We have the top stories from the month airing this week for you “in case you missed it!”
A Letter From Mayor Frank Jackson
Mayor Frank Jackson wrote a letter to the public to address how the City’s progress has been overshadowed by the recent events, including the release of the Department of Justice report. Mayor Jackson states that “the majority of the men and women who protect and serve our City do so with the highest level of integrity and with each of your best interests at heart. This is in no way an indictment on them and I applaud them…however, I want to be clear that those officers who are not following the policy, procedures, and general police orders, and who do not conduct themselves in a professional manner that our citizens deserve, will be held accountable and, if appropriate, terminated…change can only happen if we remove the fog of confusion and the noise of chaos. In order to make our City great, we must secure the constitution privilege’s of every citizen and Cleveland police officer.” To read the full letter from Mayor Frank Jackson check out the straight from city hall blog, c-l-e city hall dot com.
Family Justice Center Opening
Former Cuyahoga County Executive, Ed Fitzgerald and Cleveland Municipal Court Administrative Judge, Ronald B Adrine were joined by City Officials and Community stakeholders for the formal opening of the Family Justice Center. For more information on the family justice center and its services, make sure to visit their website at f-j-c-n-w-o dot org.
City Council Health and Human Services Retreat
The Cleveland City Council Health and Human Services Retreat was held at the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center, to create a format of open dialogue on how to solve health disparities affecting our residents, and how to make Cleveland a healthier City over-all.
Sustainable Cleveland 2019
It’s a new year, which means there is a new area of focus for Sustainable Cleveland 2019. Mayor Frank Jackson and the Office of Sustainability, held a Press Conference to announce what this year’s topic is to continue to make Cleveland a sustainable green City on a blue lake. Many organizations have joined the Sustainable 2019 effort and spoke at the event on how they plan to be involved with this new initiative.
MLK Day of Celebration
The 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration took place at the Cleveland Convention Center. The keynote speaker of the event was Chairman and CEO of Xerox, Ursula Burns, who is the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 Company. Then, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, Doctor Toby Cosgrove, presented his friend, the honorable Louis Stokes with this year’s Lifetime of Service Award.
133rd Police Academy Graduation
The graduates of the 133rd Cleveland Police Academy Class were recently sworn in at the City Council Chambers. This group of men and woman also had the special honor of having the highest academic scores in our City’s history. Public Safety Director Michael McGrath spoke further on the importance of having a great support system and the value of this chosen field.
Clifton Boulevard Transportation Enhancement Project
The new Clifton Boulevard Transportation Enhancement Project, which upgraded the roadway and amenities on Clifton Boulevard, was unveiled with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Cleveland and Lakewood Officials joined Mayor Frank Jackson to discuss what this has brought to our City.
Hear Our Voices Celebration
A family friendly day long celebration, called “Hear Our Voices,” was held at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to celebrate the spirit and work of the late Doctor Martin Luther king Jr. The event also recognized advocate and long-time Call and Post Executive Editor, Connie Harper, who passed away in October of 2014.
NARI Home Improvement Expo
The NARI Home Improvement Expo presented by Sherwin Williams took place at the IX Center and featured a wide array of representatives from local businesses to help Clevelanders with any of their household ideas and dilemmas.
Rock Hall Inductee’s
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced a few months ago, but in case you missed it, being inducted this year are: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Steve Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers. Also being honored this year, the “5” Royales are getting recognized with the early influence award, and the last member of the Beatles to be inducted as a solo artist- Ringo Starr- is getting the award for musical excellence. The rock Hall Induction Ceremony is back in Cleveland this year and will be held at Cleveland Public Auditorium on Saturday, April 18th. For tickets and information go to rock hall dot com.
Cleveland Clinic New Sunday Hours to the Public
The City of Cleveland is excited to announce that the Cleveland Kennel is now open to the public on Sunday’s from 12:00p.m. To 2:00p.m. Chief Animal Control Officer Ed Jamison stated, “I feel very confident that the added access to the dogs in the kennel will definitely help reunite more lost dogs with their families, as well as increase adoption opportunities. This is another step forward for the animals in Cleveland.” Cleveland Kennel is located at 2690 West 7th Street in Cleveland and is open to the public Monday through Saturday 10:00a.m. To 3:00p.m, and Sunday’s from 12:00 to 2:00p.m. For more general information or questions regarding adoptions, you can call 216-664-3476 or visit the City of Cleveland’s website at city dot cleveland dot oh dot us.