Covered by Documenter Kellie Morris
What happened: Cleveland City Council met as a caucus, a gathering where council members typically discuss issues but take no formal action on them. But in this meeting, they voted as a political group to accept the nomination of Danny Kelly to council. Kelly will replace Brian Mooney as representative of Ward 11. Council formally approved Kelly’s appointment at its regular meeting later that night.
ARPA contract issues: Council President Blaine Griffin said the city is behind in issuing contracts related to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. He said only one ARPA contract has been paid and that the city is considering hiring a law firm to draft contracts.
Left wondering: Officials discussed a citywide survey related to community benefits agreements. Documenter Kellie Morris asked, “Where is the survey on community benefits agreements, and who is being asked to complete it?”
Want to know more about council’s caucus meetings? Signal Cleveland’s Paul Rochford filled in some details in this Twitter thread.