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What happened: The Cleveland Board of Control approved a contract with Cleveland State University (CSU) to evaluate ShotSpotter in Cleveland. City Council greenlit a roughly $2.75 million expansion of the gunshot-detection technology last October. Council members added a provision to the legislation requiring an independent evaluation and paying up to $150,000. That followed weeks of discussion among advocates, residents, company reps and city officials about the technology’s effectiveness at reducing violent crime.
$21.2 million for new water lines: The city’s efforts to replace lead and galvanized water service lines took a step forward. The board approved contracts totaling about $21.2 million. The city could ask the state for more money in May, according to Director of Public Utilities Martin Keane.
Cleveland expects to finish its ShotSpotter expansion by June, covering a total of 13 square miles. Learn more from Signal Cleveland’s Stephanie Casanova.