Well. It’s finally here. Summer that is, and along with it … convention season. In just six weeks, thousands upon howevermany thousands of delegates, protestors, police, journalists, gawkers, and one (?) candidate will descend on Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. We at Belt are busy cooking up our own plans, involving our own talented crew of writers, but we thought we’d better start keeping tabs on the rest of the preparations as well. Here’s what we’re seeing:

Downtown will be prettier.

With a new hotel.

But no food trucks.

And the cops will not wear riot gear. Not at first at least.

Though the Fort Wayne riot police will be there. (But Greensboro, North Carolina, will not.)

But still, city officials say “We’re all good.”

Got RNC tips? Send them our way, to martha@beltmag.com.