One council member in Cleveland says the mayor needs to step up and do more when it comes to violence in the city, while others say everyone must work together to find a solution.
The criticism from Ward 8 councilman Mike Polensek comes after the city reached a hundred homicides for the seventh consecutive year. He says Mayor Frank Jackson has been silent on the issue.
“If they have a plan, nobody knows it,” Polensek tells WKYC.
The growing crime problem in Cleveland has touched almost everyone. The latest victims in the string of violence came Thursday after two men were killed on Cleveland’s east side. It happened on Holly Hill Dr. around 3:30 p.m. in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood, bringing the total number of homicides to 102.
Ward 3 Councilman Blaine Griffin says the violence is unacceptable.
“Everybody has to step up,” he said.
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