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Cranley’s Choice for City Manager Withdraws Nomination

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cincinnati Parks Department Director Willie Carden, Mayor John Cranley’s choice for city manager, withdrew from consideration.   

Winter Shelter Finally Opens

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cincinnati’s winter shelter opened on Dec. 10, days after a winter storm caused the city to declare a snow emergency, and will remain open through February.  
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FitzGerald could replace running mate, streetcar supporters seek vote, winter shelter opens

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is preparing to replace running mate Eric Kearney, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. Kearney, a state senator from Cincinnati, has been under increasing pressure to drop out of the race foll...  
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Committee Votes to Pull Support for Supportive Housing Facility

Commons at Alaska in Avondale snared by controversy

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A City Council committee on Tuesday voted to rescind council’s support for state tax credits going to a 99-unit supportive housing facility in Avondale that would aid chronically homeless, disabled and low-income individuals.But since National Church Residences already obtained tax credits for the project from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency in June, it’s possible the project could continue...  
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Streetcar gets Dec. 19 deadline, mayor could veto project, city manager search back on

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 9, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration on Friday gave Cincinnati until Dec. 19 to make a final decision on the $132.8 million streetcar project before it pulls up to $44.9 million in federal grants. The decision gives the city less than two weeks to finish its audit of the project’s completion and ca...  
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Winter Shelter to Open Tuesday

Shelter to remain open through February

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 9, 2013
Cincinnati’s winter shelter for the homeless will open on Dec. 10 and remain open through February, the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition announced on Friday. The announcement preceded a winter storm that covered Cincinnati’s streets in ice and snow and sparked a citywide snow emergency over the weekend. The snow flurries and colder conditions will continue into the week, according to ...  
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Only 11 streetcar workers to lose jobs, federal funds endangered, GOP reducing early voting

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 6, 2013
Streetcar Project Executive John Deatrick yesterday said only 11 streetcar workers are expected to lose their jobs following City Council’s pause of the $132.8 million project, far below the original estimate of 200 city officials gave on Monday. The remaining workers will be moved by contractors...  
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Cranley Might Veto Ordinance Continuing Streetcar Project

Decision means City Council might need a supermajority to continue streetcar project

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 6, 2013
Mayor John Cranley might veto an ordinance continuing the $132.8 million streetcar project, even if a majority of City Council wants the project to continue after its costs are reviewed through an independent audit, said Jay Kincaid, Cranley’s chief of staff, on Friday.
The decision means six of nine council members — a supermajority — might be required to overturn a mayoral veto and cont...  
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Cranley's Choice for City Manager Withdraws Nomination

Mayor to launch nationwide search to fill position

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 6, 2013
Cincinnati Parks Department Director Willie Carden, Mayor John Cranley's choice for city manager, has withdrawn from the nomination process, the mayor's office announced on Friday.The mayor's office said it will keep Acting City Manager Scott Stiles in his current role while it launches a nationwide search for a permanent replacement."After consulting with my family, we have come to the personal, ...  
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Mayor: Feds to Allow Streetcar Review

City has until Dec. 19 to make decision on project

{CommentsCant} · Friday, December 6, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will allow Cincinnati to keep $44.9 million in federal grants for the $132.8 million streetcar project until midnight on Dec. 19 while the city reviews the costs of canceling or completing the project, Mayor John Cranley announced on Facebook on Friday.The FTA's d...