Cincinnati City Council

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Cincinnati officials are proposing to expand a program that captures increased tax revenue from private economic development to pay for public improvements in some city neighborhoods.

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Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on a nondiscrimination ordinance that would protect natural hair types and styles.

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A group of Cincinnatians want to change the way we elect our city council members. The group, Fair Cincy, is proposing that five members of council be elected by district, with the goal of better serving Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods. The remaining four councilmembers would be elected at-large or citywide.

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After 10 months of work, Cincinnati officials have a new process for reviewing the performance of the city manager.  Currently it's Patrick Duhaney.  

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If you have been following Cincinnati politics for the past three or four decades, the recurring debate over how the city elects its nine-member City Council is sort of like being stuck in the movie Groundhog Day.

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Cincinnati could soon have a program to help people clear their criminal records if they were charged with having small amounts of marijuana.  

The full council could vote on the expungement ordinance Wednesday.

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The debate over a music venue at The Banks has led to questions about how Cincinnati's charter is interpreted and the power of the mayor. Mayor John Cranley said earlier in the week he wouldn't refer legislation about a land swap meant to clear the way for construction until he had questions answered. Councilman David Mann wondered whether that was a form of pocket veto.

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The City of Cincinnati is dismissing all charges for 100 grams or less of marijuana.

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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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