Cleveland - Cleveland City Council's first meeting of 2019 had a couple highlights, including something many baseball fans around the city can get excited about.
Legislation was introduced authorizing the city to accept a $2 million gift from the Cleveland Indians for the installation of synthetic turf baseball fields and other improvements at Luke Easter Park and League Park.
Luke Easter Park / Cleveland's Woodland Hills Neighborhood - Kyle Cornell / WTAM 1100
The city will contribute $520,000 to the project. The Indians charitable organization is also funding $1.5 million worth of improvements to Brookside Park baseball fields.
The projects coincide with Cleveland hosting the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game this coming July.
Also, a resolution was introduced supporting a special committee by Mayor Frank G. Jackson to help the U.S. Census Bureau get an accurate and complete count of Cleveland residents for the upcoming 2020 Consensus.
The mayor’s Complete Count Committee is comprised of government, business, healthcare and other community groups.
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