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by 08.07.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election, Police, Spending at 05:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)
 
 

Did Cranley, Luken Plant Seeds for Layoffs?

Despite all the fiery rhetoric and political grandstanding at a special City Council meeting Thursday evening at the Duke Energy Center, residents might not notice much of a difference if the city manager decides to lay off 138 people in the Cincinnati Police Department.

Even with proposed layoffs, the Police Department’s staffing level still would be within the range that Chief Thomas Streicher Jr. said was sufficient just a few years ago.

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by 09.25.2009
 
 

West Side Progressives Gather

“Being a Westsider and a progressive is not an oxymoron. We are thousands.”

That’s the motto of an event being held Saturday by Nicholas Hollan, a Democrat running for Cincinnati City Council. Hollan is organizing the “Potluck for Progressives” picnic, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Rapid Run Park's shelter house.

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by 01.11.2011
Posted In: News, City Council, Community, 2009 Election at 02:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Harris Takes Detroit Schools Job

Former Cincinnati City Councilman Greg Harris has accepted a major, high-profile job in Detroit, where he will live during the week.

Harris, 39, was hired Monday as the first executive director for Excellent Schools Detroit. The new organization is comprised of various education, government, community and philanthropic leaders who have developed a 10-year, citywide education plan to improve Detroit's public school system.

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by 09.23.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, City Council, Neighborhoods at 02:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (13)
 
 

Melva's Manifesto?

Imagine my surprise when I looked out on my front porch this morning and discovered a pamphlet left by Westwood Concern that was chock full of political commentary — albeit a great deal of it written in incomplete sentences.

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by 04.03.2009
Posted In: News, 2009 Election at 03:56 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)
 
 

It's No Joke

It’s early yet but so far this year, Cincinnati’s mayoral race has been pretty boring. That should change soon as a local blogger has jumped into the race, and the Republican Party nears its decision on a candidate.

Officially, only incumbent Mayor Mark Mallory, a Democrat from Mount Airy, has announced he’s seeking re-election. And since the announcement, nothing noteworthy has occurred in the race.

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by 02.20.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election at 03:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

An Alternate Plan for Council

A local blogger is suggesting an alternative to Cincinnati City Council for handling appointments to the group that he says is simpler and cheaper than a plan proposed by a councilwoman.

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by 10.20.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, City Council at 05:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Candidates On: Issue 9 and Rail Spending

As part of CityBeat’s ongoing coverage of non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council, today we offer responses to another question from our recent questionnaire.

The question is, “Where do you stand on the charter amendment (Issue 9) that would impose restrictions on all rail-related spending by the city?”

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by UC New Media Bureau 11.03.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election at 01:25 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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A Slow Day for E-Slate

Each Hamilton County polling location has a $40,000 machine on hand to make voting handicapped-accessible, even though poll volunteers say the machines rarely see use.

“In the last three elections, we’ve had about three people using it,” says poll volunteer and District 6 Deputy Presiding Judge Tom Feldhaus.

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by 09.08.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election, Democrats at 03:58 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)
 
 

All About Political Picnics and Polls

More information is emerging about Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Berding’s “un-endorsement” by the local AFL-CIO, as well as about an election year poll commissioned by Democrats.

Attendees at the Cincinnati AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday at Coney Island were surprised when they read a flyer listing in alphabetical order the union’s endorsed candidates for City Council. Listed on top of the list, above “Laketa Cole,” was a sticker containing the name “Laure Quinlivan.”

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by UC New Media Bureau 11.03.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, CPS at 01:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

PIO Takes Informational Skills to the Poll

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Director of Public Affairs Janet Walsh is spending today sharing information, but not in her usual manner. Walsh is outside the Hamilton County/Cincinnati Public Library’s main branch sporting a sweatshirt and sign that urge voters to support Issue 52, the renewal of the CPS tax levy.

“I’m a stand-in for all the principals and teachers that can’t be here today,” she says.

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