Policy Summary

Healthy Cleveland Resolution

The Healthy Cleveland Initiative, launched in the spring of 2011, aims to reduce health disparities in the city of Cleveland and improve quality of life for every resident in Cleveland. The Healthy Cleveland Resolution passed by Cleveland City Council in 2011 outlines the framework for tackling the root causes of the health disparities which exist between urban and suburban communities and is built upon the pro-active engagement of Cleveland’s four healthcare systems: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.... Read more »

City of Cleveland Summary of Urban Agriculture and Green Space Policies

City of Cleveland Summary of Urban Agriculture and Green Space land use policies including:


  • Chicken and Bees ordinance
  • Urban Garden District Zoning
  • Urban Agriculture Overlay District (pending)
  • Agriculture in Residential Districts


Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Use of Ohio Direction Card (EBT) at Many Farmers Markets Increases with Incentive Program

In the second year of The EBT Incentive Program, developed by Ohio State Extension and the Health and Nutrition Work Group of the FPC with support from several foundations, 17 farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County were able to increase consumption of fresh, local and healthy food for many Ohio Direction Card customers.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Water Access: The City of Cleveland Opens Access to Affordable Water

This policy summary highlights the research and timeline that led the City of Cleveland to offer greater access to affordable unmetered hydrant rates to gardening and greening projects throughout the city.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning