Council Meeting Highlights
Jan 08, 2024
Cleveland (Jan. 8, 2024) - City Council started the new year and held its regular meeting tonight, both in person in Council Chambers and live streamed. Council will not be meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15th . Here are today’s highlights:
Runs in the City: Council approved 12 different runs throughout the city, everything from the Chili Bowl Classic 5K in February to the Will Run for Tacos 5K Event in July. Ord. Nos. 14-2024 through 25-2024.
Several pieces of legislation were introduced at Monday’s meeting, they include:
Highland Park Golf Course Rates: The administration is asking Council to approve increased course rates at Highland Park Golf Course including weekday and weekend prices. City of Cleveland residents could receive a discount, with a non-expired photo ID. The legislation will first be reviewed by the Directors of Public Works, Finance, and Law departments before coming to Council Committees on Municipal Services and Properties, Finance Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Ord. No. 35-2024
Shore-to-Core: Legislation was introduced to declare a large TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District in the downtown and near east and west side to shores of Lake Erie, where owners of parcels of real property within that district would be required to make payments in the future on gains in property values in lieu of taxes to the city. TIF diverts a portion of the increase in property taxes resulting from private development to pay for public infrastructure throughout the city. The school district would be held harmless and receive the amount of funding they would have without the TIF. The legislation will first be reviewed by the Directors of Economic Development, City Planning Commission, Finance, and Law before coming to Council Committees Development Planning and Sustainability, and Finance Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Ord. No. 38-2024