referendum http://wvxu.org en Appeals Court refuses stay in parking lease case http://wvxu.org/post/appeals-court-refuses-stay-parking-lease-case <p>The Ohio First District Court of Appeals has refused to issue a stay in its decision on the Cincinnati parking lease case, possibly clearing the way for the city administration to move forward with the controversial plan.<br><br>But Curt Hartman, a lawyer for the plaintiffs who brought the original lawsuit against the parking lease ordinance passed by council in March, says they will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to hear the case "as soon as possible."<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:25:59 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 13906 at http://wvxu.org No referendum, but plenty of campaign fireworks http://wvxu.org/post/no-referendum-plenty-campaign-fireworks <p>So, it appears there will be no referendum on the city of Cincinnati’s parking lease agreement on the ballot this fall.</p><p><br>Unless, that is, in the unlikely event that the Ohio Supreme Court decides to take up the appeal of the decision made by the Ohio First District Court of Appeals this week saying the agreement is not subject to referendum because it was passed in March as an emergency ordinance.</p><p><br>But nobody on either side of this really expects this to happen.</p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 13824 at http://wvxu.org No referendum, but plenty of campaign fireworks City objects to further stay in parking case http://wvxu.org/post/city-objects-further-stay-parking-case <P>UPDATE: 6/13 5:40 pm</P> <P>Cincinnati lawyers have filed a brief with the appeals court objecting to the plaintiffs' request for a stay in parking case.&nbsp; The first two paragraphs from the city's request:</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>The Court yesterday reinforced for the public that its role is not to embroil itself in political debates, but rather engage in a straightforward application of the language of the Cincinnati Charter.&nbsp; Plaintiffs' request for a stay is a political document, an invitation for the Court to entangle itself in the parking lease debate that is best let to the le Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:40:50 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 13715 at http://wvxu.org City objects to further stay in parking case Parking lease case now in hands of appeals court http://wvxu.org/post/parking-lease-case-now-hands-appeals-court <p>The fate of the city of Cincinnati’s parking lease ordinance – and whether or not citizens can put a referendum on the November ballot – is now in the hands of a three-judge panel of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments from both sides Monday morning.</p><p><br>The three judges – Penelope Cunningham, Patrick Dinkelacker, and Pat DeWine – heard from lawyers from the city and for the plaintiffs who filed the common pleas lawsuit against the parking lease plan in a half-hour hearing.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:59:43 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 12208 at http://wvxu.org Parking lease case now in hands of appeals court