Cleveland has spent over $7 million on surveillance cameras, but doesn’t share where the cameras are or how they’re used. The city cites citizen safety as a reason for shielding information, but has no policies on use of surveillance technology.
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Doan Brook, which runs from eastern Shaker Heights through Cleveland to Lake Erie, is an urban stream facing challenges of pollution and flooding from excess stormwater. The nonprofit Doan Brook Watershed Partnership works to support the stream’s health and preservation and invite citizens to get to know and enjoy the waterway.
As the November 2022 elections approach, volunteers from many organizations are expanding registration efforts around the area, trying to bulk up Cleveland’s already strong registration rolls and bolster weak turnouts. They’re helping people fill out registration cards and absentee ballot applications at schools, festivals, outdoor shows, jails, homeless campsites, and elsewhere.