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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY AND MARCH IN CLEVELAND JUNE 11, 2022

Above pictures: Hundreds of protesters marched from the steps of Cleveland City Hall to Public Square and around downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Sat, June 11, 2022, an event organized by Cleveland activist and organizer Kathy Wray Coleman of Women's March Cleveland and Imperial Women Coalition and  hosted by Women's March Cleveland and March For Our Lives National against gun violence and for reproductive rights for women. Cleveland's march, which was the largest march in Ohio, was one of nearly 500 sister marches held that day and sponsored by March For Our Lives National

CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOSTREAM ARTICLE BY KATHYWRAYCOLEMANONLINENEWSBLOG.COM OF THE JUNE 11, 2022 WOMEN'S MARCCH CLEVELAND AND MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY AND MARCG TO END GUN VIOLENCE AND FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF CLEVELAND CHANNEL 5 NEWS COVERAGE AT YAHOONEWS.COM OF CLEVELAND'S JUNE 11, 2022 MARCH FOR OUR LIVES AND TO SAVE ROE EVENT, INCLUDING THE ROUSING SPEECH BY CLEVELAND MAYOR JUSTIN BIBB

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF CLEVELAND FOX8 NEWS COVERAGE OF CLEVELAND'S JUNE 11,2022 MARCH FOR OUR LIVES AND TO SAVE ROE EVENT

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb announces proposed legislation for monies to replace concrete road barriers at Public Square

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Pictured is Cleveland Mayor-elect Justin Bibb

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Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb on Friday announced proposed legislation to authorize the removal of long-term temporary concrete barriers from Public Square in downtown Cleveland and replace them with modern and less intrusive removable bollards.

The proposed project provides up to $1.5 million in funding from the capital budget for removal, repair and redesign work.

Installed some five years ago when Bibb's predecessor, former Mayor Frank Jackson, was in officer, the barriers  lie along the side of the road for separation purposes. including along Superior Avenue near Public Square. The new mayor says he is simply attempting to complete unfinished business left by the previous administration in an effort to better the city.

“Public Square should be the people’s park but for too long, jersey barriers have got in the way. Today, my administration is taking the first step towards removing these barriers and restoring Public Square to its original intent – to serve as a meeting place in the heart of our city,” Mayor Bibb said in a statement.

While the mayor can propose legislation he cannot vote on it as only city council members, 17 of them in fact, have a vote.

The proposed legislation authorizes the removal of the jersey barriers and replacement with bollards that will ensure safety, enhance the City’s ability to open and close the square for public events and authorize the Group Plan Commission to enter into a contract to start the design and construction of the improvements.

“I applaud the mayor for taking quick and decisive action to remove the jersey barriers from Public Square. These unnecessary and intrusive barriers have go,” Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack said.

The preliminary estimated cost of the project to replace the concrete barriers and repair the Superior crossing is approximately $3.0 million. In addition to funds previously set aside by the City, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will be considering an investment.  The Group Plan Commission will have an opportunity to evaluate cost effectiveness and pursue additional funding through private and philanthropic investments.

The Group Plan Commission held the original contract for the design, construction and reconstruction of Public Square in 2015 and will be authorized to commence a redesign, upon.It is the project team responsible for delivering the project on behalf of the City and consists of the original architects, engineers, contractors and project managers who understand the complexities of constructing permanent barriers, with knowledge of the significant underground existing infrastructure. Removal requires surgical precision to ensure utilities below the surface are not damaged.

”Group Plan Commission applauds Mayor Justin Bibb’s expedient introduction of legislation to improve the safety, security and aesthetics in Public Square by removing the jersey barriers in Superior Avenue and planters at the corner entryways into Public Square with an attractive, removable bollard system,” said Group Plan Commission Chairperson Tony Coyne.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 March 2022 03:01

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio