Cincinnati City Council en Barricades to curb prostitution an unfair burden on residents, Mohawk leader says <p>The barricades on McMicken Street to reduce prostitution are scheduled to be in place for about another month, but some residents want them to be removed now.&nbsp;</p><p>Vanessa Sparks of the Mohawk Area Development Corporation told Cincinnati City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee this morning that the barricades are placing a burden on the neighborhood's residents.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:59:31 +0000 Howard Wilkinson & Jay Hanselman 28400 at Pendleton developer gets city money, but not all it wanted <p>A majority of Cincinnati City Council voted today to give a development company over $1.356 million dollars in federal housing dollars for an affordable housing project in Pendleton.</p><p>But that is less than the $1.9 million the city administration had proposed for the plan to rehab 40 units in the neighborhood.</p><p>Some council members wanted to hold back $543,000 for a permanent supportive housing project in Avondale that would not have been available if the Pendleton developer, Wallick-Hendy Development had gotten the entire $1.9 million.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:17:33 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28369 at Council gives 3CDC control of 35 Over-the-Rhine properties <p>Cincinnati council's budget and finance committee voted today (Monday) to give control of 35 properties in Over-the-Rhine, mostly north of Liberty Street, to the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation for re-development.</p><p><br />The Over-the-Rhine Community Council opposed giving control of the properties to the organization, also known as 3CDC. The council argued that 3CDC already has too much control over development in Over-the-Rhine.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:22:46 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28370 at Cranley: I'll have a new city manager by August <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Friday he is behind his own schedule but he'll recommend a new city manager to city council by the first week of August.</p><p>In the meantime, Cranley has asked city council to allow interim city manager Scott Stiles to remain running the day-to-day operations of the city for another two months.</p><p>The mayor said his plan was to have recommended a permanent replacement for former city manager Milton Dohoney by now. Dohoney resigned shortly after Cranley was elected last November.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:35:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28258 at No lay-offs in Cranley's 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 No lay-offs in Cranley's proposed "structurally balanced" budget