Cincinnati Council could soon pass an ordinance requiring most city landlords to replace the smoke detectors in their rental units. Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld are holding a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the proposed legislation. It would require all rental properties in the city to be equipped with photoelectric smoke detectors. Sittenfeld said estimates show 90 percent of all households right now have an ionization detector.
Cincinnati will be speeding up the demolition of condemned buildings within 1,000 feet of schools or areas with a large number of families with children. Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld has been working with officials to make the change. He said in the past the city has demolished about 40 to 60 structures a year.