Oct. 17 – Finance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Cleveland City Council
Covered by Documenter Tina Scott

What happened: Cleveland Housing Court Administrator Samantha Coleman said the court plans to continue to hold virtual hearings. She said the court does hear criminal cases in person. Ward 8 Council Member Mike Polensek asked if the city will install more stations where people can connect virtually for hearings. There has been one since July at the South Branch Cleveland Public Library in Ward 14. Coleman said another station is set to open at an East Side library later this year.

Cleveland Housing Court

Staff adjustments: The Cleveland Housing Court wants to adjust its staff. The council committee advanced legislation that would add a chief of information technology and a chief finance officer. It would also remove a uniformed deputy bailiff, a deputy bailiff supervisor, and a housing court reporter. The committee advanced the proposal.

And also: The committee advanced legislation to purchase new firefighter gear. Full council passed the law at its regular meeting later that night.

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