Category: Cuyahoga County

August 12, 2019

Preview of the 2020-2021 Cuyahoga County budget

Introduction Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish will soon propose his third budget, the first of his second term. The 2020-2021 budget will prominently influence the future of the relatively young county government. The budget will bring a number of financial challenges. This post will briefly review the county budget process, what budget factors are known...

July 23, 2019

June HHSA meeting brings ADMAHS board presentation, discussion on proposed workforce contact

ADAMHS Board Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady joined members of the Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee at their June 19 meeting. The meeting featured a presentation from Scott Osiecki, CEO of the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County and an update on the Propel Cuyahoga workforce...

July 8, 2019

How can Cleveland close its racial income and wealth gap?

  Racial disparities in income run deep in this country. Unconscious bias, historic disinvestment in black communities and public policies that advantage white people have all fed a growing wealth gap that persists to this day. While it is true that black workers are disproportionately represented in low-wage occupations, there is national research that shows...

June 14, 2019

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee Awards Workforce Development Contracts

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard a workforce development Request for Proposal (RFP) award for contracts with two agencies: the first to Maximus, a national workforce development entity with a local presence in Cleveland, for an award of $2,606,193.96, the other to The Centers for Families and Children for...

June 10, 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Greater Cleveland Foodbank present to county committee

The May 22 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard a workforce development Request For Proposal (RFP) award for contracts with two agencies and two presentations from community organizations: The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and The Greater Cleveland Foodbank. The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center The first presentation was...

April 22, 2019

Emergency assistance services contract focus of county health, human services and aging committee

The April 17 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging committee consisted primarily of a discussion about a resolution to extend the master contract for emergency assistance services through Cuyahoga County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Currently, the contract is set to expire at the end of April 2019. The...

April 8, 2019

Where is the Justice? Addressing Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

This is the third blog in a series responding to the infographic report on racial disparities in Cleveland that I authored in December. You can go back and read the first blog on infant mortality and the second blog on racial disparities in childhood. It would be impossible (and irresponsible) to write anything about the...