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Monday, June 3, 2024
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT

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601 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114 (Directions)

Cleveland City Hall, Mercedes Cotner Room 217 (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.

Note: This is council’s final Monday night meeting ahead of its summer break.

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.

Note: Confirming the spelling of public commenters’ names can be tricky. One place for a quick check is the commenter index on Public Comment CLE, a website created by Clevelander Angelo Trivisonno. The index has the names of all public commenters at Cleveland City Council meetings since October 2021, along with links to video of their comments. Check out the index to see if any commenters from the meeting you covered have been at the mic before: https://pubcomment.org/cle/commenter-index/. If not – and if a one-minute Google search doesn’t turn up a match – feel free to note that you’re unsure of the spelling in your coverage.

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Cleveland - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Aaron Skubby

Before summer recess, council tackles nearly 80 ordinances and resolutions

Live reporting by Ayanna Rose Banks

Cudell residents celebrate win, encourage officials to find new school location

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Hi, I'll be tweeting June 3rd Cleveland City Council meeting✨for #CLEdocumenters 📷@CLEdocumenters &
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@cledocumenters @signalcleveland This meeting can be found at
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@cledocumenters @signalcleveland There was 10 people who spoke for public comment. These individuals were from ward 3, ward 15, ward 11 and Cleveland
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One of those individuals was Kristen Fragassi from Cleveland heights. Her grandmother, Susan Hepburn Beach, designed Cleveland's city flag. Her design was chosen from an open competition to design Cleveland's official flag, October 21st 1895.
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Based on the consensus from a focus group, it was determined that the flag was outdated and needs to be updated. Kristen believes that the flag does not need to be redesigned, as it still represents Cleveland's industries
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Another individual from ward 3, was concerned about Metro Health going back on their word, about making a park after finishing construction. This park was going to be placed on west 25th and would be the largest ark in the Clark-Foulton neighborhood.
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Another Cleveland resident was concerned about Cleveland Metropolitan School District receiving more levys. She noted that other states have bigger graduating classes. She says the programs for Cleveland children they have are benefiting others
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She thinks they are not being taught the same way the other cities are. She also noted that a councilman "said something a long the lines of" Constituents "complaining." She says the council should pretend to care about what the people care about
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Resident Brenda Bickerstaff thanks Mayor Bibb for getting rid of McCue. She asks Kazy and Polensik what they said to the council and police so the Consent Decree can leave
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There were many members of the public that came in support of Cudell park. one of these members was Tamir rice's mother, Samaria Rice. They thank the mayor and council for ceasing construction.
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They established that they would like the Cudell memorials to be preserved, unobstructed and open to the public forever. they will only approve of a plan that assures this.
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Samaria Rice noted that there are alternative sites for the school and that she doesn't want to fight with the council
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A member of Ward 15 was concerned about the "faulty code imposed" on the Cudell neighborhood. He believes the council is up-zoning the area for investors. He said this code makes curtain areas commercial zone like for hotels, bars & restaurants taking away from residential areas
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He thinks this will raise housing prices creating displacement for vulnerable households. He want the code to go back to the committee
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Presentations
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Kevin Conwell- Honoring Glenville Graduate, Morell McCaine, for becoming the first woman to represent Cleveland in the World Olympics for boxing
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Danny Kelly- Honoring John Stickovich for saving a baby girl from a dangerous fire
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Deborah Gray- Honoring Global Cleveland for helping deliver Tonya's son to her.
recognizing the owner of a toy shop, Tonya, for receiving a grant to help grow her business
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FIRST READING LEGISLATION
•Emergency Ordinances Referred
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•Emergency Ordinances Read in Full and Passed
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6.15.2023 14 yes and 3 no's
6.47.2023 15 yes and 1 no
All else pass
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•Emergency Resolutions Referred
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•Emergency Resolutions Read in Full and Adopted
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SECOND READING LEGISLATION •Emergency Ordinances Passed
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5.43. 15 yes 2 no
5.81.2024 16 yes 1 no
5.44.2024 16 yes 1 no
all others pass
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•Ordinances Passed
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•Emergency Resolutions Adopted
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17 yes
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Announcements
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Charles Slife- Annual Hooley event at Kam's corners 12-8pm this Saturday
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Conwell- June 12th starts Wade Oval Wednesday 6- 8:30pm
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Rebecca Maurer- two night state of ward 12 event Wednesday 3pm Arial Pearle center and Thursday 6pm at Polish American center
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MISCELLANEOUS
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Joe Jones- The city of Cleveland should not have a cap to how much money they can raise.
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Have questions? Think we got something wrong? Send any inquiries on the meeting or these tweets to
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Or email us at cledocumenters@gmail.com
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@cledocumenters Sorry for the delay, I made a big mistake that cost me like 3 hours 😭

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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