The Hamilton County Jail charges its
inmates a fee for incarceration, and a new report from the American
Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU) suggests the practice harms
low-income inmates and raises little money for the county.
City Council on June 24 turned down a
compromise between Cincinnati and Hamilton County that would have ended
the county’s funding hold on sewer projects, which would have allowed
the projects to move forward.
The city signed an agreement on June 18
to lease its parking meters, lots and garages to the Greater Cincinnati
Port Authority, but the mayor and City Council may make changes to the
plan before it’s implemented.
As county and state officials move to
investigate and potentially prosecute voter fraud cases, local groups
are pushing back, warning that the investigations could cause a chilling
effect among voters.
City Council’s Budget and Finance
Committee on June 10 approved development plans for Fourth and Race
streets to build a downtown grocery store, a luxury apartment tower and a
parking garage to replace Pogue’s Garage.