Cincinnati City Council

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Cincinnati City Council has authorized administrators to essentially establish up to a $150 million line of credit with a private lender to respond to the COVID-19 crisis if necessary.

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Cincinnati is making financial plans in case the city faces an extreme economic downturn because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Cincinnati's newest City Council member is now officially on the job. Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney was sworn-in Wednesday at the end of the weekly council meeting.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said there'll be a special city council meeting Friday related to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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At least two Cincinnati City Council members want the group to hold remote meetings for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, a Democrat who lives in North Avondale, is the newest member of Cincinnati City Council.  She'll take her oath of office next Wednesday.

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Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, a Democrat who lives in North Avondale, will apparently be the newest member of Cincinnati City Council.

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There could soon be some relief for Green Township residents who have been dealing with raw sewage in parts of Muddy Creek.

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The regulators overseeing the Metropolitan Sewer District federal consent decree are responding to the latest court fight concerning work on the next phase of the agreement.

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Attorneys for Cincinnati say the city should not be found in contempt of court concerning the MSD federal consent decree.

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Cincinnati City Council officially has a new member. Republican Elizabeth "Betsy" Sundermann was sworn in Wednesday evening after being appointed to replace Amy Murray, who is leaving to take a job in D.C.

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I'm not sure I'd want to be Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld right now.

Not that there is anything wrong with being P.G. Sittenfeld; he's a fine fellow; as amiable as all get-out; and he may well be the next mayor of the city of Cincinnati.

But this is not a good time to be P.G.

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At the beginning of each new Cincinnati City Council term, council members must complete a "successor designation certificate," listing which council members he or she wants to make a selection should their council seat become vacant.

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Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murrray announced Tuesday she'll officially resign following the regular weekly council meeting Wednesday evening.

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Almost one week after being arrested on federal charges of extortion, bribery and wire fraud, Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard announced she is resigning from Cincinnati City Council, effective immediately. 

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Cincinnati Council Member Tamaya Dennard was arrested by the U.S. Attorney's office earlier this week on felony charges of wire fraud, bribery and attempted extortion for allegedly selling her council vote to a person with business before council.

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Hamilton County and Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) officials are expected to meet in the next week to discuss ways to stop untreated sewage overflows from entering Muddy Creek in Green Township. Residents along the creek have been complaining about the issue for years.  Their complaints include odors and even toilet paper hanging in trees along the creek.

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Updated: 7:10 p.m.

A day after Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was arrested and federally charged with wire fraud, bribery, and attempted extortion, Dennard, her fellow council members and party leaders are reacting to the news.

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Updated: 2:52 p.m.

Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard has been arrested and federally charged with wire fraud, bribery and attempted extortion, says the office of Dave DeVillers, U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Ohio. Dennard denies the charges.

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Cincinnati City Council is asking the United Way to be involved in funding recommendations for the city's human services dollars for up to another year. But what happens after that is unclear and still being debated. 

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