CLEVELAND (WJW) – Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and city officials hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday evening.

The mayor was joined Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack to give updates on economic developments and services in the city.

Bibb touted advancements in the city’s recycling program, saying they’re still working out the kinks, but that they’re also getting positive feedback. 

The mayor also gave an update on the West Side Market, saying his administration is talking to vendors for feedback, that they’re in the process of changing leases and working on permitting alcohol sales.  

Bib also outlined what he plans to do with money from the Biden Administration.  

“We’ve been working to make sure we use this money to invest in long-term investments around public safety, to make sure we invest in programs like housing repair and senior home repair and down payment assistance for our hardest hit parts of our community,” Bibb said. “Laying the foundation to make sure that no child or family doesn’t have access to the internet in this city and also the down payments made… to finally solve the lead crisis in Cleveland.” 

Bibb says all of this is just a snapshot of the progress his administration has made in the last eight months, and that their work is nowhere near finished.  

The mayor took to Twitter earlier on Tuesday, saying the meeting would be “a conversation on progress and plans for the future.”

It was followed by a Q&A session with community members in attendance.

The town hall was held at Urban Community School on Lorain Avenue.