Mayor John Cranley http://wvxu.org en No lay-offs in Cranley's proposed "structurally balanced" budget http://wvxu.org/post/no-lay-offs-cranleys-proposed-structurally-balanced-budget <p>Mayor John Cranley presented a new budget Wednesday morning which closes a $22 million budget hole without lay-offs of city employees.</p><p>Cranley, in a press conference at police headquarters, said the $358 million general fund budget, if passed by city council, would be the first structurally balanced city budget in more than a decade.</p><p>“No gimmicks, no on-time revenue streams,’’ Cranley said, surrounded by several city council members and representatives of the police and fire departments and city employee union officials.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:15:47 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26716 at http://wvxu.org No lay-offs in Cranley's proposed "structurally balanced" budget Cranley: Spend $1.9 million on major bike projects http://wvxu.org/post/cranley-spend-19-million-major-bike-projects <p>Mayor John Cranley wants Cincinnati City Council to approve $1.9 million for five bicycling projects in the city.</p><p>The largest amount of money, $1.1 million, would go to kick-start the Cincy Bike Share program, while $200,000 would go toward four other bike trails – Wasson Way, the Oasis Corridor, Mill Creek and the Ohio River Trail West.</p><p>“We’re on the cusp of being thought of as one of the country’s most bike friendly cities within the next 10 years,’’ Cranley said this morning at a City Hall press conference, where he was surrounded by advocates for all five projects.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25938 at http://wvxu.org Cranley: Spend $1.9 million on major bike projects Some want Smitherman replaced as Law/Public Safety chairman http://wvxu.org/post/some-want-smitherman-replaced-lawpublic-safety-chairman <p>Some Cincinnati residents are asking Mayor John Cranley to replace the chairman of Council's Law and Public Safety Committee. &nbsp;<br /><br />About a dozen people testified Wednesday during the public comment portion of the weekly council meeting.&nbsp; They are upset with comments Christopher Smitherman apparently made about the black community and it leaders protecting criminals. &nbsp;<br /><br />Resident Shirley Felton said it is wrong.<br /> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:40:19 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25867 at http://wvxu.org Some want Smitherman replaced as Law/Public Safety chairman Should Cincinnati's Mayor Have More Power? http://wvxu.org/post/should-cincinnatis-mayor-have-more-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The mayor of a city can be considered its chief executive officer. But the power that office holds is determined by a city’s rules or charter, which defines what a mayor can, and cannot, do. Cincinnati adopted a “strong mayor” system of government 15 years ago. Now Cincinnati <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/council/council-members/council-member-christopher-smitherman/" target="_blank">Councilman Christopher Smitherman</a> is exploring another change, to what some call an “executive mayor” system. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25559 at http://wvxu.org Should Cincinnati's Mayor Have More Power? Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-mayor-john-cranley <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25576 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley