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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
Highlights from City Council Meeting Monday 9-19-16
September 19, 2016
Highlights from Cleveland City Council Meeting, 9-12-16
September 12, 2016
Council Members Kelley and Cleveland Back City Lawsuit
August 23, 2016
CWRU School of Medicine Takes a Lead Role in Cleveland’s Infant Mortality Initiative
July 27, 2016
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The Community Ledger (Summer 15)
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Waste Collection - 216-664-3771
Illegal Dumping - 216-664-DUMP (3867)
Graffiti Removal - 216-664-2510
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