With spring in full swing, the bees are buzzing. And last week, Documenters had no shortage of encounters with B’s — the Browns, Burke, and ballots, that is. They covered those topics and more, including plans for an East Side lakefront trail. Plus, a Cleveland City Council committee paused a proposal for street resurfacing. Check out the highlights in this week’s episode.
Listen to this week’s Public Meetings Report here:
Signal Cleveland Meeting Briefs:
- A battle for Ohio ballot initiatives and the cost of Browns Stadium
- Residents support Irishtown Bend, question spending tax money on stadiums: Cleveland public comments
- Cleveland officials discuss plans for repaving streets, rehabbing parks
- Cleveland City Council discusses unions for airport concession workers
- Cleveland Proposes 12 Weeks Paid Family Leave for City Workers (Signal Cleveland, May 2023)
- Ohio Republicans approve August election that could thwart abortion-rights push in state (CNN, May 2023)
- Proposed Ohio abortion-rights constitutional amendment clears another hurdle, signature-gathering can begin (Cleveland.com, March 2023)
- The public cost of Cleveland Browns stadium: hundreds of millions and counting (Signal Cleveland, May 2023)
- Full Cleveland City Council Meeting, May 15, 2023
- Full Municipal Services and Properties and Finance Committee Meeting, May 15th, 2023
- Full Transportation and Mobility Committee Meeting, May 17, 2023
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.