Category: County Budget

May 29, 2020

Cuyahoga County Executive promotes county loan buying program, updates about small business loans

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. The weekly briefing of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on May 29 began with Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish honoring the dean of the Case Western University Medical School, Dr. Pamela Davis, who is stepping down...

April 27, 2020

What to watch for: The effect of the pandemic on Cuyahoga County’s finances

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and economic fabric of the State of Ohio, the United States, and the world. Labeled by policy experts as “an economic catastrophe,”[1] the crisis has impacted finances and services at each level of government, including the county level. In this post, we will examine the fiscal picture...

April 17, 2020

County flags to fly at half-staff in honor of COVID-19 victims, grants and loans announced for small businesses

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) briefing on Friday, April 17, starting by ordering that flags on county building will fly at half staff in honor of those...

March 2, 2020

17 Counties Have Health and Social Services Levies on the Primary Ballot 

In the 2020 primary election, voters in 17 counties will have the opportunity to support health and social services by voting on multiple property tax levies. Most of the levies on the ballot this spring are renewals, but several communities are seeking increases or additional levies. Two communities where additional levies to support developmental disabilities...

February 4, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA committee approves contracts for foster care and senior services

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee met January 22 to discuss two contract-approval requests for the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and one contract-extension request for the Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS). Cuyahoga County is currently dealing with a significant increase in the number of children in...

January 27, 2020

Homeless services, multi-system youth contracts approved by health and human services committee

At the first 2020 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging Committee, the committee members heard updates on three homeless services contracts. The committee also heard one contract for at-risk youth. The first contract up for discussion was a one-year extension with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) worth $2,231,635. LMM operates the...

December 23, 2019

Cuyahoga County budget passes

Introduction The 2020-2021 Cuyahoga County budget passed at the December 10 meeting of Cuyahoga County Council. At the same meeting, the new health and human service (HHS) levy was also placed on the March 2020 ballot. Going into the new biennium budget, Cuyahoga County faced a number of questions about the state of the health...

December 9, 2019

Nearly $2 million in contracts approved by Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard testimony from four agencies looking for county contract approvals or extensions before the end of the calendar year. The committee meeting on November 20 was chaired by Pernel Jones who is vice president of county council and vice chair of the council’s HHSA committee....

December 2, 2019

Health and human services agencies present budget cases to Cuyahoga County Council

The Cuyahoga County Council convened over several weeks to discuss the 2020-2021 biennial budget. The hearings took place over three days and featured testimony and presentations from county health and human services leaders. In this review, we will cover some of the presentations, as well as the questions that followed from county council. The committee...

November 18, 2019

Levy increase on the ballot next year

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and County Council President Dan Brady announced that the county will seek to put an eight-year, 4.7 mill levy on the March 17, 2020 ballot. If passed, the county could have two similar-size health and human services levies that would alternate every four years. Currently, the county has a 3.9...