CLEVELAND - As part of our on-going investigation "Broken Roads, Broken System," 5 On Your Side Investigators have found out just how much money will be spent on Cleveland streets in your neighborhood this year. Some council members are not happy.
The top five wards receiving the most money are all on the east side. Those five wards are getting 40 percent of the entire residential streets budget. Keep in mind, there are 17 wards total. A few years ago, each ward got an equal amount for streets.
We reached out to the city about the list and concerns being raised. Reps said, "We are not returning to the old way of paving streets. We are staying with our systematic approach to resurface the worst streets first."
The only problem with that statement is that our investigation has shown the worst streets are not necessarily getting done first. We have highlighted numerous occasions where even residents told us their street shouldn't be redone and then it was.
Here’s the breakdown of how much money is going to each ward: