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4:03 PM, Feb 23, 2006   |    comments
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You can watch the entire address by clicking the video link at right. Among other topics, Mayor Frank Jackson brought up the following during his State of the City address:

  • He's instructed city workers to find $15 million in budget cuts
  • He vows that the city will begin labor negotiations this year
  • He thinks health care costs will continue to rise for city workers
  • He wants to eliminate income tax abatement
  • Talking regionalism, Jackson wants cities in the region to share tax revenue gained by taking business away from other local communities
  • He spoke of a regional approach to eduction, first looking at financial savings for school districts
  • He said that 35 security personnel will be added to patrol Cleveland Schools starting March 1
  • 15 of those 35 security officers will directly guard schools, the rest will be part of a gang task force
We broadcasted and webcasted the address live on WKYC-TV and the live video page on


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