Advocacy Goals 2022

CLASH is offering a set of position papers outlining the challenges facing Cleveland's leaders in the coming year.

CLASH position papers for 2022

Appoint a Lead Czar to the Mayor's Cabinet

Expand Childhood Lead Testing--City to deploy a mobile testing van this Fall (or maybe next year??)

Enforce Cleveland's Lead Safe Certificate Program -- Departments of Building and Housing, Public Health, and Law "got the message" from City Council members during budget hearings.

Use Infrastructure funding to replace lead water lines in Cleveland -- CWD outlines plans to expand the Lead Pipe Replacement pilot program when Federal funds come available later this year.

Lead Poisoned Houses--Fix'm Up or Tear them down (safely)--Council Health Committee demands documentation, will address this issue in future oversight hearings.

Federal Lead Safe Housing for Kids Act

Open Meetings, Open Data. Bring the Lead Screening and Testing Commission and the Lead Safe Housing Action Board into the codified ordinances and appoint representatives as defined in the law.

A message to candidates for State Office--Ohio has over twice the national rate of children with elevated blood lead. There's lots you can do to make a difference.