January 27, 2015 [Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com]
Cuyahoga County Council tonight is expected to approve spending $10 million to help build a $25 million pedestrian bridge connecting the Cleveland convention center to the lakefront.
Council, which is meeting at 5 p.m., also is expected to approve a two-week extension to the county’s dog license application deadline, as well as a measure requiring County Executive Armond Budish to disclose salaries in paperwork seeking council confirmation of candidates for high-ranking jobs or board appointments.
Northeast Ohio Media Group reporter Andrew J. Tobias will attend the meeting, and provide lives updates in the comments section of this post. You can also watch the meeting live on the county’s website.
Council also likely will approve giving $3 million to the Cuyahoga Land Bank to demolish vacant properties. The funding is part of a $50 million demolition program council approved last October.
Finally, council is expected to approve a new community development committee which will be chaired by councilman Anthony Hairston, who was appointed last year to fill a council vacancy. And, Budish will formally introduce a pair of nominations — Nailah Byrd for clerk of courts, and Eddy Kraus for director of regional collaboration. Both appointments are subject to council confirmation.