Cincinnati City Council

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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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A Cincinnati council committee and the Hamilton County commissioners could hold a joint meeting in two weeks to discuss ongoing issues and disagreement concerning the Metropolitan Sewer District. Meanwhile, the county filed a motion in federal court last weekend asking that a judge hold the city in contempt of court for violating a consent decree to reduce sewer overflows.

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A Cincinnati council majority appears ready to let the United Way handle how the city's human services funding is distributed for at least one more year.

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Cincinnati City Council is still trying to find the future process for funding human services agencies. And right now, there are differing opinions on what to do.

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Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray is resigning her seat for a job in Washington, D.C.

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A Cincinnati City Council committee did not vote Tuesday on a tax incentive agreement with Cincinnati Public Schools that Mayor John Cranley introduced last week.

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After more than a year of debate, the city and the Cincinnati Public School board have come to terms on a new 10-year tax abatement agreement.

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Cincinnati City Council is on record that replacing the Western Hills Viaduct is the top priority if Hamilton County voters approve a sales tax increase in March for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) and infrastructure repairs.  

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Cincinnati City Council and the public school board met separately Wednesday to discuss next steps for a 1999 tax abatement agreement set to expire in 13 days. Both agreed on different extension deadlines, effectively negating a new agreement for now. 

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Cincinnati City Council has approved creating 15 new tax increment financing (TIF) districts that city officials say will benefit those city neighborhoods.

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Cincinnati council is considering a change to landlord obligations. The measure would require landlords to accept an insurance policy when they require a security deposit. Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld says demanding an extra month's rent may give landlords security, but it can be a barrier to housing.

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For months, the city and school board have been struggling to get on the same page about the renewal tax abatement agreement that expires in seven weeks. 

City council says money from the state fulfills the district's budget. Cincinnati Public Schools disagrees.

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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.


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