city budget

ce friday
Jim Nolan / WVXU

The city of Cincinnati adopted its budget following days of contentious public hearings and shouts to defund the police department. The already cash-strapped city, brought to the financial brink by the COVID-19 pandemic, ultimately approved little in the way of changing the funding of the police department.


At the city of Cincinnati's first budget hearing Tuesday night, many members of the public spoke out against increasing the budget for the Cincinnati Police Department, calling instead to defund the police. Around 200 people turned out in person and on Zoom.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati City Council has basically one month to come up with a balanced general fund budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1.

Michael E. Keating / WVXU

You'll likely see more Cincinnati police officers on the streets as the city works to enforce the statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Council is likely to ask the Hamilton County auditor to set a millage rate that collects about $29 million of property tax revenue for the general fund budget.  

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Updated: Wednesday, 4:54 p.m.

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

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Six Cincinnati council members have signed a motion proposing changes to the city's operating budget proposed by City Manager Patrick Duhaney and modified by Mayor John Cranley.

Casey Weldon / City of Cincinnati

More than 60 people offered their thoughts on Cincinnati's proposed budget during a public hearing Wednesday night.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati residents get their first chance Wednesday evening to comment on the city's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.  

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley sent his budget proposal Thursday to City Council members for their consideration.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney sent his budget proposal to Mayor John Cranley Thursday.  

The operating budget totals $1.1 billion for all funds, and specifically $412.1 million for the general fund, which pays for things like public safety, trash collection and snow removal.

john cranley
John Minchillo / AP

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is expected to veto an ordinance council approved Wednesday making about $5.4 million in changes to the current budget.  

john cranley budget
Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati City Council gave final approval Wednesday to the city's $407 million operating budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday.

city hall
Wikimedia Commons

Cincinnati Council Members will now debate how they want to alter budget proposals submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has sent the budget to City Council for its consideration and approval.

Public Domain Pictures, available for use

A Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Court judge ruled Wednesday the state of Ohio can setup a centralized collection system for municipal income taxes.

Cincinnati and several other Ohio cities and villages filed a lawsuit challenging a recent state law on the issue.

Jim Nolan/WVXU

This week, Cincinnati Council approved a city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billon for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board voted to put a tax levy on next year's ballot. Funeral services for Otto Warmbier were held yesterday and the jury in the Tensing trial is still in deliberation.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council has given final approval to the city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billion for the fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council will continue work Wednesday morning on finalizing changes to the city's next two-year budget. The full council could approve the spending plan that afternoon.

As it stands right now, there is a $600,000 gap that must be closed after a council majority told city administrators not to move forward with a plan to contract with a company to "boot" vehicles that have three or more unpaid parking tickets.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council Members are still expected to take final votes on the city budget next week.  

They're supposed to submit their proposed changes by noon Friday.