News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Cedar Point


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government


Cleveland City Council chooses Kevin Kelley as its new president
Kelley will replace Councilman Martin Sweeney who did not want a third term as president
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Cleveland Councilman Kevin Kelley will replace Martin Sweeney as the body's president.
Courtesy of Cleveland City Council
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Cleveland City Council has elected its next president. In a special caucus meeting this morning council picked Kevin Kelly to replace two-term president Martin Sweeney. Kelley will be sworn in this January. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on Kelley’s plans for council.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:07)


The vote to install Kevin Kelley as president comes after Tuesday’s reelection of all 17 incumbent council members. The body was recently reduced from 19 wards to 17 due to population loss. Kelley, who’s serving his second council term, says Sweeney left a strong foundation to build on.  Kelley plans to change the way council committees are structured because of its reduced size, possibly merging committees with overlapping functions like Parks and Recreation and Public Works. He also vows to propose “aggressive and progressive” legislation that takes advantage of Cleveland’s economic recovery.

“For example, last year when there were more income tax receivables than we had budgeted for we were able to hire 25 police officers to deal with gun violence. So, it will be programs like that, safety, services, things that matter to citizens.”

Last year Kelley was appointed chairman of council’s powerful finance committee by President Sweeney to give Kelley more legislative experience. Sweeney easily won reelection to his council seat Tuesday, but then announced he would not seek a third term as president.                                          

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Crystal Ball says Ohio governor's race is done
How much is the Kasich campaign paying you to keep repeating the phrase "woman who is not his wife"? Fitzgerald was in the car with a friend who happens to be f...

Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University