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Phyllis Cleveland Ward 5
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland was sworn into office in January, 2006, representing Ward 5 which includes the neighborhoods of Central, Kinsman, Midtown and part of downtown.
Councilwoman Cleveland, who serves as Majority Leader, works tirelessly on ridding the city of abandoned, dilapidated properties and developing affordable housing.
And she has championed several improvement projects in neighborhoods throughout her ward, including the new Care Alliance Health Center and a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority apartment complex that recently broke ground. Councilwoman Cleveland's ward includes an urban agriculture innovation zone that includes one of the largest hydroponic greenhouse in the United States.
Councilwoman Cleveland has championed the "Opportunity Corridor," a publicly financed project creating a 35-miles-per-hour boulevard that will connect the end of I-490 at East 55th Street to University Circle, three miles to the east. The ongoing $330 million project will give a major infusion of capital to some of the city's blighted neighborhoods.
Councilwoman Cleveland is chairperson of City Council’s Workforce & Community Benefits Committee; vice chair of the Finance Committee and vice chair of the Development, Planning & Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Health & Human Services Committee, the Mayor’s Appointments Committee and the Rules Committee.
Councilwoman Cleveland is a graduate of East Technical High School and Case Western Reserve University where she earned an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in law.
Prior to serving on Council, she worked as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and a magistrate in the Foreclosure Department of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
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News & Press
March 27, 2017
Council Set to Vote on Budget March 27
March 21, 2017
Council Hearings on $601 Million Budget
February 21, 2017
Council Takes Stand on Immigration Ban
January 30, 2017
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The Community Ledger (Winter-Spring 2017)
The Community Ledger (Summer 15)
The Community Ledger (Winter 13-14)
The Community Ledger (Fall 13)
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Waste Collection - 216-664-3771
Illegal Dumping - 216-664-DUMP (3867)
Graffiti Removal - 216-664-2510
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