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Council pauses streetcar, issue could make it to ballot, groups call for police camera fixes

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 5, 2013
City Council yesterday voted to allocate $1.25 million to pause the $132.8 million streetcar project and study how much it will cost to continue or cancel the project. The final 5-4 votes to pause came despite offers from private contributors to pay for the $250,000 study and construction for the o...  
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Only 11 Streetcar Workers to Lose Jobs

City administration previously warned council members of 200 layoffs

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, December 5, 2013
Only 11 streetcar workers are expected to lose their jobs following a City Council-approved pause of the $132.8 million project, according to Streetcar Project Executive John Deatrick. The final number is far below the original estimate of 200 layoffs that city officials gave on Monday when council members asked about the effects of halting the streetcar project. The remaining workers will b...  
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Streetcar decision today, city's streetcar costs could grow, city manager nomination delayed

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
City Council plans to vote today on 11 ordinances that would indefinitely pause the $132.8 million streetcar project while council members review and weigh the costs of cancellation versus the costs of completion. The measures are expected to pass. Because they each allocate at least $100,...  
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City Council Pauses Streetcar Project

Swing votes Mann and Flynn decline private contributions for study and construction

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
City Council on Wednesday allocated $1.25 million to indefinitely pause the $132.8 million streetcar project and study how much it would cost to continue or permanently halt the project.If the study's continuation and cancellation estimates aren't persuasive enough to continue the project, the vote could effectively act as council's final action on the streetcar.
Prior to the 5-4 votes to...  

Atmosphere at City Hall Changes for the Worse

4 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
It took less than 30 minutes for it to become very clear on Dec. 2 that change had come to City Hall, but it likely wasn’t the change Cincinnati voters were expecting.   

Circumstantial Evidence

Malfunctioning police cameras raise more questions than answers

2 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Multiple cases of malfunctioning or disabled police cameras have raised questions about police accountability.
  

Final Stop?

City appears ready to pause streetcar project

3 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Mayor John Cranley and a majority of City Council appear ready to halt Cincinnati’s $132.8 million streetcar project on Dec. 4.   
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Streetcar pause looms, feds freeze funds, foundation threatens contributions to city

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Mayor John Cranley and a majority of City Council appear ready to pause the $132.8 million streetcar project on Wednesday after moving forward yesterday with 11 ordinances that aren’t susceptible to referendum. The bills allocate $1.25 million to stop contracts tied to the project and hir...  
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Court Allows JobsOhio Documents to Remain Secret

ProgressOhio loses case against privatized development agency

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously dismissed a request to compel JobsOhio to disclose various documents.
The court argued the Republican-controlled General Assembly largely exempted JobsOhio from public records law and therefore allowed the agency to keep most of its inner working...  
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Mayor and council sworn in, streetcar supporters rally, streetcar builder warns mayor

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 2, 2013
Mayor John Cranley and the new City Council were sworn in yesterday. Two days prior to the ceremony, Cranley announced his appointments for council committees that play a crucial role in passing legislation through City Hall, but the choices were not without controversy as Cranley, a Democrat, snub...