Nov. 7 – Finance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Cleveland City Council
Covered by Documenter Tina Scott

Committee members meet with officials from the Cleveland Municipal Court.

What happened: The committee discussed and advanced a contract for the Cleveland Municipal Court. It allows the city to contract with NashWest LLC for a project manager who will oversee the continued implementation of the court’s case-management system. The services are estimated to cost $234,000 for one year. Council voted against the contract at its Oct. 24 meeting. A new emergency ordinance was drafted so that council could reconsider the court’s request. Council passed it later on Nov. 7. 

Apartment projects move forward: The committee also advanced two pieces of legislation to help finance apartment developments. One emergency ordinance was to approve financing for a 102-unit building in Tremont. The financing would address a project gap of about $750,000, said Director of Economic Development Tessa Jackson. Council Member Jenny Spencer asked about parking. A project rep said there would be about 120 parking spaces. Council also passed this legislation at its Nov. 7 regular meeting.

Left wondering: Documenter Tina Scott asked, “Would it be possible to provide name tags for presenters so that the public is aware of presenters’ names, titles and roles?”

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