City parking http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati buying more new parking meters http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-buying-more-new-parking-meters <p>Cincinnati is going to spend nearly $2 million to install more parking meters that accept credit cards in addition to coins. &nbsp;<br /><br />City Council approved the item Wednesday.<br /><br />The so called smart meters are already in place in much of downtown.&nbsp; The additional funding could bring them to more neighborhood locations.<br /><br />The meter purchases were part of a plan Council approved earlier this year that officially killed a parking lease arrangement the city had negotiated with the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.<br /> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:10 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25560 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati buying more new parking meters Cincy Council could vote Wednesday on latest parking plan http://wvxu.org/post/cincy-council-could-vote-wednesday-latest-parking-plan <p>Cincinnati council and administrators spent much time last year negotiating and defending in court a parking lease with the Port Authority.&nbsp; Now a new Council is ready to vote on a motion to undo that plan and replace it with something different.<br /><br />City Council will likely vote Wednesday on a couple motions related to parking in the city.&nbsp; The Neighborhood Committee approved the items Tuesday. &nbsp;<br /><br />Council member Kevin Flynn supported the proposals.<br /> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:41:28 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23529 at http://wvxu.org Cincy Council could vote Wednesday on latest parking plan Council could vote on new parking plan in 2 weeks http://wvxu.org/post/council-could-vote-new-parking-plan-2-weeks <p>Cincinnati Council could be asked to vote on the latest version of a plan that will impact parking in the city.&nbsp; There's a motion that would officially end the prior parking lease with the Port Authority that's been on hold since November. &nbsp;<br /><br />The new proposal would upgrade city parking meters and garages, but the city would maintain full control of all assets instead of leasing them to the Port, which in turn would have turned day-to-day operations over to private contractors.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:25:25 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23041 at http://wvxu.org Council could vote on new parking plan in 2 weeks Plan to redo the Cincinnati parking lease http://wvxu.org/post/plan-redo-cincinnati-parking-lease <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is asking council members to sign off on a motion related to the parking lease with the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority. The measure is currently circulating among council members. It would make major changes to the original plan between the city and the port.</p><p>Cranley could publicly release details of the plan Wednesday.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:55:26 +0000 Jay Hanselman 22988 at http://wvxu.org Plan to redo the Cincinnati parking lease Ohio Supreme Court won't hear parking lease case, restraining order denied also http://wvxu.org/post/ohio-supreme-court-wont-hear-parking-lease-case-restraining-order-denied-also <p>The Ohio Supreme Court has declined jurisdiction in the Cincinnati parking lease case.&nbsp; City Solicitor John Curp confirmed that in an e-mail Wednesday morning.</p><p>The case involved whether city voters had a right to place the issue on the ballot. &nbsp;A Hamilton County Common Pleas judge said it could go on the ballot, but an Ohio appeals courts overturned that decision.&nbsp; The appeals court said the city could pass the parking lease as emergency ordinance and avoid referendum.</p><p>The Supreme Court decision should end the case.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:29:20 +0000 Jay Hanselman & Tana Weingartner 16925 at http://wvxu.org Ohio Supreme Court won't hear parking lease case, restraining order denied also