zoo levy http://wvxu.org en Zoo Levy Renewal http://wvxu.org/post/zoo-levy-renewal <p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:30:15 +0000 Jay Hanselman 18395 at http://wvxu.org Zoo Levy Renewal County to re-open MSD bid process http://wvxu.org/post/county-re-open-msd-bid-process <p></p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to vote Wednesday morning on re-opening the bidding process on some Metropolitan Sewer District projects.</p><p>The board initiated the moratorium to force renewed talks between the county and the city, which runs the sewer district. At issue are several city initiated hiring policies and practices the county dislikes, and in some cases says are illegal.</p><p>The county is re-opening the bid process following a city council vote two weeks ago to suspend the hiring policies until August.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 14750 at http://wvxu.org County to re-open MSD bid process Commissioners supportive of Zoo levy request http://wvxu.org/post/commissioners-supportive-zoo-levy-request <p></p><p>The Cincinnati Zoo's levy request looks to have support from at least two of Hamilton County's Commissioners.</p><p>The Zoo is asking the board to place a flat renewal of its five year levy on the November ballot.</p><p>Monday morning a committee which reviews county levies recommended the board fulfill the zoo's request.</p><p>Commissioner Greg Hartmann likes the low percentage of taxpayer funds the Zoo uses to operate.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:34:13 +0000 Tana Weingartner 14691 at http://wvxu.org Commissioners supportive of Zoo levy request Zoo levy request recommended for approval http://wvxu.org/post/zoo-levy-request-recommended-approval <p></p><p>The committee that reviews county tax levies is recommending Hamilton County Commissioners place a flat renewal of the Cincinnati Zoo levy on the November ballot.</p><p>That's a win for zoo as that's what it had requested.</p><p>The committee says it believes the Zoo wouldn't be able to operate at its "current high level of effectiveness without the levy funds."&nbsp;</p><p>The county's Tax Levy Review Committee is also recommending the Zoo continue to look for ways to be less reliant on county taxpayers.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:43:58 +0000 Tana Weingartner 14527 at http://wvxu.org Zoo levy request recommended for approval Could the Cincinnati Zoo get funding from other counties? http://wvxu.org/post/could-cincinnati-zoo-get-funding-other-counties <p></p><p>The<a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/" target="_blank"> Cincinnati Zoo</a>'s operating levy is up for renewal this fall. It's still uncertain for how much the zoo will ask. One anti-tax group is arguing if the zoo is such a boon to the entire region, then other counties should help pay for it.<br /><br /><strong>Can they do that?</strong></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:53:16 +0000 Tana Weingartner 13965 at http://wvxu.org Could the Cincinnati Zoo get funding from other counties?