MEDIA RELEASE

May 1, 2006


CLEVELAND’S SAFETY FORCES JOINED TOGETHER AND FILED TODAY

AN ACTION AGAINST CITY OFFICIALS SEEKING CLEVELAND’S

COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW ON RESIDENCY.
Media Release
Cleveland Lodge #8

THE POLICE AND FIRE FIGHTERS OF THE CITY OF CLEVELAND HAVE FILED
A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION IN THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY COURT
OF COMMON PLEAS, REQUESTING THE COURT TO DECLARE THAT STATE
LAW MUST BE FOLLOWED BY CLEVELAND OFFICIALS. THE COMPLAINT
WAS FILED BY CLEVELAND FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 93 AND ITS PRESIDENT
BOB FISHER, THE CLEVELAND POLICE PATROLMEN’S ASSOCIATION AND
ITS PRESIDENT, STEPHEN LOOMIS AS WELL AS THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF
POLICE, LODGE 8 AND ITS PRESIDENT RICHARD KERBER AND VICE¬PRESIDENT
BRIAN BETLEY.

THE COMPLAINT IS PRECIPATED BY MAYOR FRANK JACKSON’S
ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL CITY EMPLOYEES ON JANUARY 18, 2006 THAT HE
WOULD NOT FOLLOW THE STATE RESIDENCY LAW, AND WOULD
CONTINUE TO ENFORCE A CONFLICTING CHARTER PROVISION TO THE
POINT OF TERMINATING ANY AND ALL EMPLOYEES WHO VIOLATE THE
LOCAL RULE AND FOLLOW THE STATE LAW.