City Council Event [IN-PERSON ONLY]

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. EDT

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2058 E. 4th St. Cleveland, OH 44115 (Directions)

Cordelia

This is an in-person public hearing at Cordelia, a restaurant located at 2058 E. 4th St. It is about a proposed City Council is considering for a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) on E. 4th Street. You can learn more about the proposal from recent coverage by Documenters Gennifer Harding-Gosnell and Lena Anglin. Essentially, the proposal is to allow people to drink alcohol outside on E. 4th St. from participating restaurants.

What we expect from this sort of meeting: Some background about the proposal and an opportunity for residents and business representatives to make public comments on the proposal.

What we’re unsure of: What the view of meeting participants will be, and how easy it will be to hear folks (we imagine there will be microphones, but we are not sure).

Please see the attached meeting notice for more details.

Cleveland City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Cleveland in Ohio. In this meeting, residents may address council with public comments, and council typically introduces legislation and votes on legislation. Council does not typically discuss legislation in detail at this meeting; that happens in council’s committee meetings.

There are 17 elected Cleveland City Council members representing the 17 wards of the City of Cleveland. Each ward has approximately 25,000 residents. Council Members are elected to serve a four-year term. Council members serve two roles in their duties: to draft and enact legislation for the city of Cleveland and act as ombudspersons for their constituents.

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Cleveland - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Regina Samuels

Council holds special meeting to discuss designation for E. 4th St.

Live reporting by Stesia Swain

Council holds hearing on proposal for outdoor drinking on E. 4th Street

IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_
Good afternoon Clevelanders! My name is Stésià and I will be live tweeting coverage for today's Cleveland City Council Event at Cordelia, scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland

12:52 PM May 18, 2023 CDT

IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 2/15
A copy of the agenda along with the Memorandum were provided ahead of the meeting. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland https://t.co/69BoNqoxWl
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 3/15
This hearing is to discuss the application for East 4th Street Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 4/15
There are certain members who’s names are unclear as they have arrived at different times. I will do my best to cover who each member is as it is their turn to speak. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 5/15
An application for a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) on East 4th Street in Cleveland has been submitted to the City and is on file in the office of the Clerk of Council and is available for public inspection. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 6/15
Attached is a photo of this meeting setting along with members for easier identification of those who were not previously named. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland https://t.co/LmpgnaJrd4
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 7/15
The DORA is a designated area approved by City Council that allows patrons 21 and older to purchase alcoholic beverages in a designated cup from participating and permitted establishments. Patrons then can carry the beverages within the defined outdoor area. #CLEDocumenters
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 8/15
As an update to my previous tweets, I was able to get the names of those who spoke today.
Council Member Kerry McCormack opened the meeting and read the agenda.
Ari Maron of AJAPPJR LLC is who discussed the application.
Karl Brunges discussed what the DORA is ultimately for.
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 9/15
Karl Brunges answered a question regarding children and animals. Brunges shared that children’s and animals would be permitted within the DORA and are welcomed as opposed to tolerated. He also stated that strollers are permitted. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 10/15
Attached are a few renderings and signage shared in the Memorandum. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland https://t.co/13lnsJv01l
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 11/15
Below is a better look at the signage and labeling that patrons of the DORA can expect to see. The first image is what will indicate the beverage cups used by patrons. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland https://t.co/2d3t5YgEv0
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 12/15
The images attached are some of the fellow businesses that have signed in support of the DORA. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland https://t.co/cNhqJqIT29
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 13/15
The last thought shared was that the process to create the DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshments Area) is expected to be completed by June 5th. The meeting adjourns just after 2:30. #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 14/15
Have questions? Think we got something wrong? Send any inquiries on the meeting or these tweets to @cledocumenters. Or email us at cledocumenters@gmail.com #CLEDocumenters @cledocumenters @signalcleveland
IG: @stevelilsister 🤍 @stesiaarie_ 15/15
This meeting was not live streamed.

Agency Information

Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Cleveland in Ohio. There are 17 elected Cleveland City Council members representing the 17 wards of the City of Cleveland. Each ward has approximately 25,000 residents. Council Members are elected to serve a four-year term. Council members serve two roles in their duties: to draft and enact legislation for the city of Cleveland and act as ombudsmen for their constituents.

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