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Cleveland City Council, Ward 1

Term: 4 yearsSalary: $80,133Incumbent Councilman Terrell H. Pruitt, who has been on City Council since 2008, and Joe Jones, who represented this ward from 1998 to 2005, garnered the most votes in the September primary. They will face off in November.Ward 1 includes the neighborhoods of Lee-Harvard, Lee-Seville, Mount Pleasant, and Union-Miles.
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    Terrell H. Pruitt Cleveland City Councilman

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What can the city do to create a more positive relationship between the Cleveland police and residents of the city's struggling neighborhoods? Should city officials do more to support the work of the Cleveland Community Police Commission?

Is there anything the city can do to improve the health of our children--specifically, to decrease infant mortality rates and to stop the scourge of lead poisoning?

What new city policies or actions would help Cleveland increase its population and employment opportunities?

Are there actions city officials could take to combat the opioid epidemic?

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Age 40
Education BA, Cleveland State University MBA, Cleveland State University
Campaign Phone (216) 235-7669
Twitter @tpruitt1226
Conversation between police and the citizens that they serve need to happen more often, and those conversation need to happen before problems occur in the neighborhoods. I believe that it is my responsibility to foster and promote opportunities for those conversations.
The public health and safety of the children is one of the core responsibilities of city government. Therefore supporting and properly resourcing efforts like 1st year CLE, rental registration program, and lead safe inspection program helps to create a healthy and safe community for our children to grow.
Strategic investments in core distressed neighborhoods, and home ownership programs that are designed to promote equity are necessary for growth in our city. Additionally, resourcing programs that nurture youth, and promote social cohesion are important to creating livable neighborhoods.

Yes, it is our responsibility as municipal leaders to ensure law enforcement and medical professional have the necessary resources to response to initial threat. Additionally, educational services, addiction recovery services, and drug treatment centers need to be properly coordinated and supported in order create network of coordinated care for victims.

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