Bibb releases transition report and website to track first 100 days progress

After just over a month in office, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb’s administration released its 100-Day Transition Report outlining the top priorities for the first few months for City Hall.

“For the first time in nearly two decades, our city is in a period of transition,” Bibb said in a statement about the report on Monday, February 7. “There is no roadmap for leadership in a post-COVID-19 world, but one thing is certain, change is coming. It never comes easily or quickly, but it is an opportunity to reinvigorate question old ways, fix what’s broken and start fresh.

The 104-page report outlines 10 priority areas. A website tracking 85 matching action items can be found here. The site includes a 100-day tracking dashboard to be updated weekly on the administration’s goals and actions in an effort to “provide greater transparency, accountability and commitment to change at city hall.” According to the site, as of Monday, nine of the priorities have been completed, 24 are in progress and 52 have not yet started.

Bibb’s 10-subcommittee advisory group, comprised of residents and businesses, government, nonprofit and civic leaders, weighed in on the following areas: economic development; education; environment; fairness in action; health; modern town hall; neighborhoods; open government; security; and talent.

“In the two months between the election and the inauguration, we have brought together some 80 local experts, professionals, leaders – and some good troublemakers – to reflect on our city’s toughest challenges,” the letter from the government said. Bibb report.

The administration hits the 100-day mark on April 13.

Included in the report are recommendations to do the following:

  • Create two equity-related departmental positions – a director of equity and a director of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Hire a director of technology and innovation and create a cabinet-level position as part of a new office of technology and innovation.
  • Establish an autonomous parks department at the cabinet level.
  • Create and regularly convene a Municipal Digital Innovation Panel, which includes a selection of municipal technologists and tech-savvy city mayors to discuss digital transformation strategies and innovative approaches.
  • Implement participatory budgeting for the 2022 budget cycle and partner with the Participatory Budgeting Cleveland Coalition to develop a plan.

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