Cincinnati City Council

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Cincinnati City Council unanimously approved a resolution to address the increase in summer violence at a Thursday meeting.

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Cincinnati City Council will be asked Wednesday to approve development agreements, property tax abatements, and financing help for nearly $220 million worth of projects in the city.

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Updated: Wednesday, 4:54 p.m.

Cincinnati officially has a city budget for the new fiscal year which starts in two weeks.  

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Cincinnati City Council voted five-three Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana.

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Cincinnati City Council could vote Thursday on a couple issues related to the FC Cincinnati stadium project in the West End.

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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

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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.  

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