New Cleveland Council President Blaine Griffin Evaluates His First 100 Days

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin says he wakes up in the morning thinking about one thing.

"The people want to see, touch, and feel change in the City of Cleveland," says Griffin, "and that's what we're all here for."

Among his accomplishments, Council worked with the incoming Justin Bibb Administration on a $1.8 billion budget and worked on making the West Side Market better for the vendors. Griffin says he's now focused on public safety and Cleveland housing, working on housing stability and making Cleveland lead-free.

"I don't give A's, B's, C's, or D's, I am strictly pass or fail," says the Ward 6 Councilman, who represents east side neighborhoods like Fairfax, Little Italy, Woodland Hills, and Larchmere. "And until we have a full pass as a community, I think we're all failing because we all have to do better."

Griffin says providing affordable housing so residents, especially children, don't have to move multiple times in a year, will help with crime, education, and poverty.

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