Cincinnati council en Done Deal: GE coming to The Banks <p>Cincinnati and Hamilton County have cleared the way to bring General Electric's Global Operations Center to The Banks.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council and the County Commission Monday morning approved several packages of incentives cementing the deal.&nbsp; GE is expected to bring nearly 1,800 jobs with an average total payroll of $142 million per year.</p><p>The five-year lease includes five, 5-year renewal options.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:02:50 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28343 at Done Deal: GE coming to The Banks Joint Cincinnati council/school board meetings continue <p>Earlier this year some Cincinnati Council members and city public school officials announced plans for joint meetings.&nbsp; The second such session was held Monday night and another is likely to be held next month. &nbsp;<br /><br />The effort is called ACES, or Alliance for Community and Educational Success.&nbsp; Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld was one of the organizers.<br /> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:27:23 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25787 at Cincinnati to Review its Charter <p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14pt;"> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24153 at Cincinnati to Review its Charter Winter Shelters are extra busy this year <p>Not surprisingly, more homeless people have been seeking refuge from the bitter cold temperatures at Cincinnati's winter shelter.&nbsp;</p><p>About 60 beds are used at the Drop Inn Center and another 40 are located at Prince of Peace Church in Over-the-Rhine.&nbsp; They are available from December through February.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Officials told a city council committee Monday so far this winter about 600 different people have stayed at the shelter.&nbsp; That's the same number served all of last winter.&nbsp; The majority of them are males and range in age from 18 to 59.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:41:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 22956 at Task force could soon start reviewing city charter <p>A task force could soon be reviewing Cincinnati's city charter and coming up with recommendations to bring it up to date.&nbsp; Council's Rules and Audit Committee approved the study Tuesday. &nbsp;<br /><br />Chairman Kevin Flynn said the action is long overdue.<br /><br />“We always have approached the charter piece meal rather than comprehensively, so I think it is something will be good,” Flynn said.<br /> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:10:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20900 at Task force could soon start reviewing city charter