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Monday, April 29, 2024
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT

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601 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114 (Directions)

Cleveland City Hall, Council Chambers (or watch on YouTube)

Cleveland City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Cleveland in Ohio. In this meeting, residents may address council with public comments, and council typically introduces legislation and votes on legislation. Council does not typically discuss legislation in detail at this meeting; that happens in council’s committee meetings.

There are 17 elected Cleveland City Council members representing the 17 wards of the City of Cleveland. Each ward has approximately 25,000 residents. Council Members are elected to serve a four-year term. Council members serve two roles in their duties: to draft and enact legislation for the city of Cleveland and act as ombudspersons for their constituents.

Council members:

  • Joe Jones
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Kerry McCormack
  • Deborah Gray
  • Richard Starr
  • Blaine Griffin, council president
  • Stephanie Howse-Jones
  • Michael Polensek
  • Kevin Conwell
  • Anthony Hairston
  • Danny Kelly
  • Rebecca Maurer
  • Kris Harsh
  • Jasmin Santana
  • Jenny Spencer
  • Brian Kazy
  • Charles Slife

Note: Sometimes, council is late to update its agenda for this meeting. If you hear the clerk read something interesting, but you don’t see it on the agenda, you may want to check for updated agendas for this meeting and other council meetings from earlier in the day. Check out this video for how to find those agendas.

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Cleveland - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Nicole Ampofo

Council members looking for ways to boost voter turnout

Note-taking by Brandy Smith

Council approves appointments to Fair Employment Wage Board

Live reporting by Christina Easter

Council members pass contracts with neighborhood development corporations

Hello Cleveland and beyond! Join the City Council meeting starting at 7:00 - there are only a couple of Emergency Ordinances on the agenda and there will be public comment. #CLEDocumenters @signalcleveland @cledocumenters
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03:54 PM Apr 29, 2024 CDT

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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters A copy of the agenda can be obtained here -
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters There is a quorum. City Council president, Blaine Griffin reads the rules.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters First up is public comment starting with Rev. Pamela Pickney who asks for assistance from the Council and mayor in her mission of hope for the people; and her voice is being silenced because, in part, of her religion.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next is Bosma Hamid who speaks on her tax dollars being used to kill children and citizens in Gaza and not here in Cleveland's school system.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next is ... Abdul who speaks about Goodale (Goodell) Park.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next is Ben Hyde from Edgewater who speaks on the positives on having financial information in neighborhoods and rebuilding another structure on the Browns site.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next is Ron Diaz, who is from the Libertarian Party and speaks on Mayor Bibb's decision to hire his college roommate, Phillip McHugh as senior public safety adviser even though McHugh currently has a civil rights lawsuit against him.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Ashley B who speaks about her experience at a Ward meeting.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next, the clerk reads Communications, Appointments (to various city boards), Condolence Resolutions, Congratulations Resolutions.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next first reading of Emergency Ordinances referred for administrative and committee review - EO 468-2024 related to an airport service contract for Port Control; 469-2024 related to permit for Little Italy Development Corporation for a right of way;
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters EO 470-2024 related a Port Control entering into a ground lease for the use and occupancy of certain property near Hopkins Airport;
EO 471-2024 related to the Director of Capital Projects entering into a contract with the Chagrin River Watershed Partners.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters EO 472-2024 related to designating the first Hungarian Reform Stone Church as a Cleveland landmark.
EO 473-2024 related to designating New Hope Baptist Church as a Cleveland landmark.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters EO 482-2024 related to the city re-acquire certain property presently owned by Cleveland LD LLC for the purpose of entering the chain of title prior to the adoption of tax increment financing legislation.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters First reading of EO to be passed includes - 478-2024 relating to salaries for various classifications; 484-2024 related to a casino revenue contract with Union Miles Development Corporation; 485-2024 related to a John F. Kennedy High School alumni association HBCU tour.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters EO 486-2024 and 487-2024 related to a grass cutting contact between the Board of Aging and Famicos Foundation; and 488-2024 related to a youth football program contract between the Dept. of Public Works and West United CLE.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next, the Clerk reads the motion to suspend the rules and the EOs be placed on final passage - 13 Yeas approve the motion and 13 Yeas approve passage of the EOs.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next Emergency Resolutions up for administrative review - 13 council members approve suspension of the rules and 13 approve adoption of the EOs.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next, second reading of EOs to be passed includes 368-2024 related to the Dir. of Community Dev. entering into contracts w/various Community Development Corporation to hire community engage specialists, professional service contracts, and purchase of materials.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters EO 440-2024 related to the Director of Finance employing computer software consultants for existing systems. Thirteen (13) council members approve suspension of the rules and the EOs be placed on final passage and 13 council members approve the EOs.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next is Introductions which includes Zen (Zin) M. who is an advocate for the National Democratic Institute.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next Introduction is N.C. with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in Laos.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Next Miscellaneous - Council member Richard Starr (5) who speaks on having a plan and sticking together during the elections this year.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Council member Joseph Jones (1) also speaks on the what resources will be available to get the Black vote for the elections this year.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters The Clerk excuses absent council members and the meeting is adjourned.
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@signalcleveland @cledocumenters Have questions? Think we got something wrong? Send inquiries on the meeting or tweets to @cledocumenters or email us at cledocumenters@gmail.com.

Agency Information

Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Cleveland in Ohio. There are 17 elected Cleveland City Council members representing the 17 wards of the City of Cleveland. Each ward has approximately 25,000 residents. Council Members are elected to serve a four-year term. Council members serve two roles in their duties: to draft and enact legislation for the city of Cleveland and act as ombudsmen for their constituents.

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*The meetings are also streamed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClevelandCityCouncil/

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