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by 10.13.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, City Council, Mayor at 04:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

LULAC Hosts Candidates Night

Cincinnati’s branch of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will host a candidates forum Wednesday night that include many of the people running for Cincinnati mayor, City Council and the Board of Education.

The event will be held at the Su Casa Hispanic Center gym, 7036 Fairpark Ave., in Carthage. It will last from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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by 07.16.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election, Democrats at 03:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Jumping the Gun?

A few Cincinnati City Council members snickered at a memorandum that Councilman Jeff Berding distributed to them this morning, while some others were irritated.

A memo to the mayor and City Council, written on Berding’s official city letterhead, begins, “Mayor Mallory and Council Colleagues.” The document then asks council to hold public hearings on the possibility of police and firefighter layoffs as a method for helping balance the budget. The problem? It’s signed by Berding and a first-time Democratic candidate for City Council, Tony Fischer.

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by 10.05.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, Government, News at 08:48 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Deadline Today to Register to Vote

Today is the deadline to register to vote in this year's elections on Nov. 3. Find details on the Hamilton County Board of Elections web site

Here are voter registration contacts for other local counties:

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by 07.01.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election, Democrats at 02:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)
 
 

Dems Target Berding's Endorsement

Sparked by festering resentment over several recent votes, some Democratic Party precinct executives are mulling whether to call for a special meeting to try to rescind the party’s endorsement of Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Berding.

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by 10.23.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, City Council at 02:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Candidates On: Budget Showdown (Part Two)

Today’s installment of CityBeat’s questions for non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council is a follow-up to Thursday’s question.

In light of the recent budget showdown on City Council and the dispute about whether the Police Department should get an up-front, blanket exemption from the threat of layoffs, we asked, “Do you believe it’s appropriate to ask the police union for concessions in a time of deficits?”

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by 09.07.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election, Democrats at 07:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Berding on the Chopping Block

CityBeat has been trying to confirm the hottest rumor swirling in political circles since last Thursday, but the information was already the talk of the town at today's annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic at Coney Island: Local union leaders have rescinded their endorsement of Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Berding, a Democratic incumbent.

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by 01.09.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, News at 05:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Pundit: Blackwell a Bad Fit for RNC Job

Salon.com’s always excellent War Room blog doesn’t think much of Ken Blackwell’s bid to become the Republican National Committee’s next chairman.

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by 10.27.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, City Council at 05:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Candidates On: Axing the City Manager's Job

CityBeat’s continuing coverage of non-incumbent candidates for Cincinnati City Council today features a question about the city manager’s position.

We asked the candidates, “Do you believe the city manager’s position should be abolished in favor of giving executive authority to the mayor, as has been suggested in the past?”

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by 05.06.2009
Posted In: News, 2009 Election, Financial Crisis at 04:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

It Takes a Village

Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington can take a breath and relax. For a little while, at least.

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