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Bibb and Griffin must read and publicly demonstrate mastery of the American Rescue Plan Act before council votes to let the inexperienced mayor spend a dime of Cleveland’s $511 million

The "administration" is responsible for determining whether a police or firefighter's death was within the line of duty. There should be complete silence coming from city council about the mayor's decision to exercise administrative authority over the employees under the mayor's supervision. Council approved a collective bargaining agreement that did not include "death benefits" for cops because the matter has already been resolved by state law's Mayor Justin Bibb's administration has a duty to enforce. It's Council President Blaine Griffin's duty to ensure that his branch of government remains on its side of the aisle.

CLEVELAND, OH – It was wise of Cleveland city council members to reject outgoing Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley’s plans to spend American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds.  The last thing on Jackson and Kelley’s minds with around one month left in office is reading a 243-page federal law and leading their soon to be “out the door” teams in its broadest implementation.  They’re thinking about “next” and not “now.”  Whether Jackson and Kelley are mentally ready to leave or not the azz kissing that goes along with their public offices is over.  I’ve been there.…

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