City responds to county MSD allegations

May 30, 2014

The City of Cincinnati is objecting to allegations levied by Hamilton County regarding the management of the Metropolitan Sewer District.

In a letter from interim city manager Scott Stiles to county administrator Christian Sigman, the city says it is "extremely disappointed" by the county's "adversarial approach."

Stiles refutes the county's claims that MSD work on consent decree projects is way over budget and mismanaged. He also accuses the county of reporting "erroneous information" to bond holders and says the city will now have to work extra hard to restore their confidence.

The letter concludes by backing MSD director Tony Parrott, saying he will continue in that position. The county had suggested a change in leadership was required.

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