In Cuyahoga County, voting patterns have resulted in mostly White judges deciding the fate of mostly Black criminal defendants.
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Just three Cleveland City Council meetings remain this year if the Jackson administration wants to pass its proposed ARPA spending plan for the first half of the city’s $511 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
Community development corporations have launched a neighborhood platform to influence the next mayor’s agenda after the Nov. 2 election. They see an opportunity to not only influence a Kelley or Bibb administration, but also to help the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted city services, exacerbated disparities between residents, and wreaked havoc on local business districts.
With Cleveland’s general elections approaching fast, organizations across the city have steadily announced mayoral forums probing candidates Kevin Kelley and Justin Bibb on a litany of Cleveland issues. In response to the flurry of these forums and other election-related events, The Land will regularly compile and update a list of events as we hear of them.
Leaders in Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration provided an update today about how the city would spend its first round of $255 million in federal stimulus money. Standing in for the mayor, chief of staff Sharon Dumas outlined plans to spend the first batch of federal funding on revenue recovery, community and economic development, and public safety. She did not answer a reporter’s question about whether specific plans would be attached to future stimulus allocations.