Cleveland has just a year left to roll out its new lead-safe requirements. Nearly 9,200 rental units out of an estimated 100,000 in the city have been lead-safe certified so far.
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Mayor Justin Bibb’s office recently posted a position for a senior strategist to oversee the city’s efforts to combat lead poisoning that would report to the mayor. One of the issues the new cabinet member will have to tackle is the plummeting numbers of children screened for the toxin during the pandemic.