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City Council passes legislation to force rental units to become lead safe by 2023

Posted: 6:25 PM, Jul 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-24 18:34:30-04
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CLEVELAND — Cleveland is taking action against lead poisoning in the city.

On Wednesday, the city council voted 15-1 to reduce the number of children exposed to lead in the community.

The legislation is a result of months of meetings and research on the topic. The new bill will force every rental unit in the city to be lead safe by 2023.

The community led Cleveland Lead Advocate for Safe Housing applauded the city council's vote.

They were currently in the middle of a petition drive to get their own legislation on the ballot but with the passing of this legislation, they will cease the drive.

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