Yvette Simpson http://wvxu.org en Cranley opens door to streetcar going forward http://wvxu.org/post/cranley-opens-door-streetcar-going-forward <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, who campaigned and won on a promise to kill the $133 million streetcar project, cracked open to the door to a deal with streetcar supporters that could allow the project to go forward.</p><p>In a city hall press conference this morning, Cranley said he would work with streetcar supporters to find institutions or foundations in the private sector to pay the approximately $80 million it would take to maintain and operate the system.</p><p>It is not something the city can do without private help, Cranley said.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:06:09 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 20695 at http://wvxu.org Cranley opens door to streetcar going forward Dohoney signs parking lease; changes can be made http://wvxu.org/post/dohoney-signs-parking-lease-changes-can-be-made <p>City Manager Milton Dohoney signed the parking lease agreement Tuesday afternoon that will bring a $92 million up-front payment to city coffers, but council may still make some changes to the agreement.</p><p>Tuesday, two Cincinnati council members - Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Yvette Simpson - were circulating motions&nbsp; asking the city administration to come up with a new plan for use of the $92 million in up-front money from the parking lease agreement.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:21:58 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 13952 at http://wvxu.org