Mayor Jackson discusses overhaul at Cleveland Department of Public Health, I-X Center closure

Mayor Jackson discusses overhaul at Cleveland Department of Public Health, I-X Center closure

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson held a press conference on Thursday morning to address the latest health, economic, and safety issues impacting the city and it’s residents.

The mayor’s briefing comes following “significant” changes to staffing at the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

The “top-down” reorganization of the Cleveland Department of Public Health follows an investigation into operating structure and culture, according to a release from the city.

Mayor Jackson’s remarks also come a day after the I-X Center, a building owned by the city of Cleveland, announced plans to close at the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We cannot ensure that the I-X Center will continue to operate in the way in which it has been operated, but what we can ensure is that we will do our due diligence to find out what is the highest and best use,” the mayor said.

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