(Cleveland, Ohio) - Cleveland mayoral candidate Zack Reed announced Tuesday that he sides with Cleveland City Councilmembers Brian Kazy and Charles Slife in their opposition to a plan that would expand the city’s Office of Special Events.
The new Division of Special Events, with its proposed budget of $800,000, is drawing strong pushback from Reed, who stated, “There is no way that we should be allocating $800,000 to expand this department when the residents of this city are crying out for not only improved— but minimally competent— execution of city services.”
Reed continued, “That $800,000 should be used to reimplement our recycling program. No matter where I go across this city, people consistently prioritize the need to bring recycling back.”
He went on to double down on his agreement with Kazy and Slife, “We may not agree on how the money should be spent, but we do agree that there is definitely a better way to spend our taxpayers’ hard-earned money.”
Considered a frontrunner in this year’s mayoral election, Reed is set to face a crowded field on September 14th, when Clevelanders are set to cast their ballots.