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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman has released his proposal to create what he calls more "balanced development" in the city.

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Cities around the country deal with the same issue: offering the right amount of incentives to developers to complete projects in their cities without giving away too much.  

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Ohio Governor John Kasich just signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state; an independent review of the University of Cincinnati Police Department and an audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District were both released this week; a new report questions how the city treats tax incentives for developers and expanding companies; and hearings continue on the city budget.

Cincinnati officials often get many questions about offering tax breaks and incentives to companies to bring jobs and businesses to the city.  

Council's Rules and Audit Committee got an overview Tuesday of such programs and the results.  

Jeff McElravy is the Interim Director of the city's Trade and Development Department.  He described the balance with offering company's job creation tax credits.