State of Hamilton County expected to be optimistic

Feb 5, 2015

Commission President Greg Hartmann
Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Commission President Greg Hartmann delivers the State of Hamilton County address Thursday.

He says the county's finances are doing well, thanks to several years of tight budgets, and cuts.

"Our balance sheet is as good as it has been in the last decade," says Hartmann.  "I think that we're proud of that. It's involved shared sacrifice by many employees of the county."

He also plans to recognize some of those county workers.

"We're the talking heads but the people actually doing the work day-to-day are (for example) Sheriff's deputies and people that work at JFS (Job and Family Services)," he says.

The annual speech is at noon in the Hall of Mirrors during the weekly Cincinnati Rotary meeting.