COVID-19 Local Updates: May 20, 2020
Updated: Jun 9
The administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson does not intend to tap a $37 million rainy day fund to offset anticipated losses in revenue from economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Chief of Staff Sharon Dumas said Monday.
The administration also wants to avoid layoffs in response to projections that anticipate revenues of $675.7 million will dip between 11.9 percent and 14.6 percent.
Dumas also remarked on Cleveland’s ability to keep collecting income taxes from those individuals who have not been working in the city during the pandemic because they have been forced to work from home; the state legislature included language in a bill that allows for the municipalities to keep collecting those taxes.
Cleveland Hopkins Airport saw 96% drop in passengers last month (WEWS Channel 5)
The Metroparks Zoo will reportedly reopen Wednesday, creating a drive-thru experience to allow visitors to see the animal exhibits without leaving their vehicles.