Documenters captured lots of action in public meetings last week.
Residents advocated for veterans housing. Cleveland City Council debated a proposal to create a $10 million neighborhood safety fund and decided to cut civic participation from the list of things the city would spend federal stimulus money on. That and more in this week’s episode!
Listen to this week’s Public Meetings Report here:
–Community members call for participatory budgeting (Signal Cleveland, Dec. 2022)
– Cleveland City Council puts a hold on participatory budgeting proposal (Signal Cleveland, Jan. 2023)
–American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
–Legislation to amend ARPA funding language
–Full Finance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting recording
–Cleveland City Council hears residents’ calls for veteran housing (Signal Cleveland, May 2023)
–Legislation introduced to support the Walter Collins Veterans Housing and Service Center
–Full City Council meeting recording
–Cleveland raises airport car rental fees (Signal Cleveland, May 2023)
–Full Board of Control meeting recording
–Full Safety Committee meeting recording
Side Hustle: Mikael Ellis works four jobs focused on the LGBTQ+ community (video)
By Jeff Haynes
Mikael Ellis has purposely decided to work at businesses that either primarily cater to LGBTQ+ patrons or have a large clientele from this community.
The Public Meetings Report is a weekly audio rundown of what happened in local government meetings here in Greater Cleveland – in five minutes or less! The show is based on the work of Cleveland Documenters – residents like you who are trained and paid to document these meetings for the public. Produced by Signal Cleveland, Cleveland Documenters and WOVU 95.9 FM.