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Cleveland City Council has extremely successful summer work session passing a number of ordinances.

Council Communications Director Jim Kopniske tells Channel 3 News council passed many ordinances Wednesday including changes to live music venue admissions taxes, plans for a new police station, and a charter amendment change regarding mayoral appointment of the fire chief that will go before voters this fall.

There has been much talk in 2012 regarding Cleveland Fire Department investigations.  In the Council Ordinance, the Fire Force shall consist of a Chief, up to three Deputy Fire Chiefs, one Assistant Fire Chief serving as the Executive Officer to the Chief, and other officers, firefighters and employees as may be provided by ordinance or resolution of the Council.  There are other tributary clauses to this ordinance.  This entire issue looks like it will be a charter amendment that will go before Cleveland residents in November.

Another Ordinance discussed revolves around moving forward with the estimated $17.5 million new 3rd district police station to be built on Chester Avenue.  The station will house police facilities, communications facilities and public meeting spaces and will be the first, newly built police station in more than 30 years in Cleveland.

And finally, the last main Ordinance discussed which has been in the news much of this year is an Admission Tax piece to amend Section 195.02 of the Codified Ordinances of Cleveland, Ohio, 1976, as amended by Ordinance No. 1955-07, passed December 3, 2007, and Section 195.03, as amended by Ordinance No. 352-09, passed March 30,

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article courtesy of Wkyc.com

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