Cincinnati City Council

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A procedural rule prevented Cincinnati City Council from voting Wednesday on an ordinance to take away the penalties for marijuana possession if the city's police department issues citations for such offenses.

City And CPS Board Disagree Over Tax Abatement Renewal

May 8, 2019
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A City of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools agreement on property tax abatements is set to expire this year.

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Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney said in a letter Tuesday to the Cincinnati School superintendent that the district's operating revenues have actually increased because of city property tax incentives for developers and a 1999 agreement related to those tax abatements.

That agreement expires this year, and Duhaney said "the city is comfortable with or without an agreement."

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Cincinnati Council will likely take yet another vote this week on a plan to make Liberty Street safer for pedestrians.  

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Representatives with FC Cincinnati are planning meetings either Friday or Monday with tenants who are being asked to move out of apartments now owned by the team on Wade Street and Central Avenue in the West End.

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Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday to fully fund the $17 million of repairs to stop landslides along parts of Columbia Parkway.

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Updated: Wednesday, 9:37 a.m.

Two Cincinnati City Council members are offering a solution to make sure some West End residents don't lose their housing because of the new FC Cincinnati soccer stadium.  

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Cincinnati Council is expected to decide Wednesday how to fund the $17 million worth of repairs to prevent landslides along parts of Columbia Parkway.  What's not clear right now is where about $6 million of that plan will come from.  

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Not surprisingly, Cincinnati officials are rejecting Hamilton County commissioners' plan announced last week to transfer the Metropolitan Sewer District's executive staff to county control while leaving sewer district employees under the city.  

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Updated April 11, 2:24 p.m.

Hamilton County commissioners are giving the go-ahead to a financing plan to advance a music venue at The Banks. The board voted 2-1 with Commissioner Stephanie Summerow Dumas dissenting, though she declined to say why.

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Cincinnati Council approved a motion Wednesday declaring the retaining wall failures and landslides along Columbia Parkway a city emergency.  

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Cincinnati traffic officials are beginning the process of re-timing stop lights in Downtown Cincinnati. That process is expected to take three to five months. When it's complete, pedestrians will have more time to cross the street, in compliance with federal guidelines.  

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I've been around Cincinnati politics for 37 years now, and I have never seen anything that remotely compares to this compost heap caused by the "Gang of Five" and their thousands of mindless texts.

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a sale and development agreement for the Uptown Gateway project in Avondale.

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Some of the 500 spaces in the Over-the-Rhine residential parking program could soon become flex spaces during the daytime.  

The Budget and Finance Committee Monday narrowly approved an ordinance that would make 200 of those spaces available to patrons and workers in the neighborhood from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Cincinnati Public Radio Has A New Home

Mar 11, 2019
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John Kiesewetter / WVXU

Updated: Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.

A Cincinnati City Council committee on Monday gave a green light to a plan by Cincinnati Public Radio to buy a city-owned lot across from City Hall to build new studios. On Wednesday, council unanimously approved the measure 8-0, with one member excused. 

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Response to Thursday's "Gang of Five" texting lawsuit settlement included outrage that the city of Cincinnati will foot the $101,000 bill.

At least four of the Cincinnati council members involved say they intend to pay back their portion of the fine for breaking Ohio's Open Meetings Act.

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A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge says the five Cincinnati City Council members who broke Ohio law by secretly texting each other should resign and return to taxpayers the $101,000 the city will pay for their transgressions.

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One thing was abundantly clear in the over 600 pages of text messages and emails from the "Gang of Five" Cincinnati Council members – they have no use whatsoever for Mayor John Cranley.

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Updated: 2:28 p.m. 

The judge in the case against five Cincinnati City Council members who broke Ohio law by secretly texting each other said they "should resign'' and return to taxpayers the $101,000 the city will pay for their transgressions.

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