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City Manager Presents Deficit Reduction Options

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. gave a presentation to City Council March 6 explaining how Cincinnati could work to reduce its structural budget deficits.    

Business Association Fears Proposed Spring Grove Bike Lanes

3 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
City plans to create bike lanes on Spring Grove Avenue from near Hopple Street to Bank Street are facing some opposition from the Camp Washington Business Association.
  

City Council Committee Passes Parking Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on March 4 approved a plan to lease Cincinnati’s parking assets to the Port Authority in a 4-3 vote, but part of the plan was separated from the budget, leaving it open to referendum.    

Over-the-Rhine Eco Garden Could Be Forced to Relocate

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Leaders of a quiet Over-the-Rhine civic garden that harvests produce like peaches, tomatoes, garlic and blackberries to sell at Findlay Market are worried they could be forced to relocate after nearly 15 years.    

County Approves Memorial Hall Lease

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Feb. 27 unanimously approved a 40-year agreement with the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) that will lease the county-owned Memorial Hall and provide renovations to the 105-year-old building.   

Inspection Finds Dangerous Conditions at Private Prison

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A surprise inspection of the private prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) on Feb. 22 revealed higher levels of violence, inadequate staff, high presence of gang activity, illegal substance use, frequent extortion and theft, according to the report from the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC), Ohio’s nonpartisan prison watchdog.  

UC Researchers Could Redefine Location of Food Deserts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Food deserts are a big problem for many of Hamilton County’s impoverished families, but University of Cincinnati professor Michael Widener is heading research that looks into how mobility can alter perceptions about neighborhoods that lack access to healthy foods.  

Cincinnati in Running for $5 Million to Reduce Infant Mortality

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Babies in Cincinnati don’t get the same chance to celebrate a first birthday as do babies in other areas across the country, and Mayor Mark Mallory has entered Cincinnati into a contest that could change that.    

Anna Louise Inn and Western & Southern Head Back to Court

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Anna Louise Inn and Western & Southern will meet again in court in April to begin the next chapter of the ongoing zoning dispute between the longtime neighbors.    

Kasich Tax Cut Favors Wealthy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Gov. John Kasich says he’s cutting everyone’s taxes in his 2014-2015 budget, but an analysis released Feb. 7 found the plan is actually raising taxes for the poor and middle class.   

Audit: CPS, Winton Woods Scrubbed Attendance Data

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A new report from the state auditor found Cincinnati Public Schools and Winton Woods City Schools manipulated attendance data for the 2011-2012 school year, but the report seems to lay much of the blame on state policy, not just irresponsible school districts.   

Education Plan Seeks Funding Equality, Expands Vouchers

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Speaking in front of Ohio school administrators Jan. 31, Gov. John Kasich unveiled a surprisingly progressive-sounding education reform plan that seeks to diminish school funding inequality, but it also expands Ohio’s flawed voucher program.   

Kasich Budget Expands Medicaid, Alters Sales, Income Taxes

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Gov. John Kasich’s 2014-15 budget contains a few surprises for progressives — some pleasant, some not — including a proposal to take up the Affordable Care Act’s incentive to expand Medicaid.   

Court to Decide Dispute over Streetcar Utility Lines

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The city on Feb. 1 bypassed another hurdle in the ongoing struggle to make the streetcar a reality when Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. announced a deal with Duke Energy.   

City Negotiating Settlement Over Pension Lawsuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The city of Cincinnati and a union representing city workers are currently negotiating an out-of-court settlement for a lawsuit involving the city’s pension program.