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As NFL Draft gets underway, the city finally releases its game plan for large summer events

The NFL Draft is set to bring thousands of people downtown from April 29-May 1, drawing crowds despite the rainy, cold spring weather. Yet at the same time, right now it’s impossible to organize a simple block party in the city of Cleveland. That will soon change, as the city announced Thursday, April 29th that it will begin permitting large outdoor events.

Keep it to yourself: Public comment is a city council tradition in many places, but Clevelanders hear “Shhhh”

At gatherings of Cleveland City Council, members of the public are not allowed to address the council. A group called Citizens for Public Comment is trying to change that in the run-up to the 2021 elections, hoping to foster public participation in decision making at a time when the mayoral race, and all 17 council seats, are up for grabs.

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