Wendell Young http://wvxu.org en Can Cincinnati Balance its Budget? http://wvxu.org/post/can-cincinnati-balance-its-budget <p></p><p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:30:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23463 at http://wvxu.org Can Cincinnati Balance its Budget? Qualls would select Young for vice mayor http://wvxu.org/post/qualls-would-select-young-vice-mayor-0 <p>Roxanne Qualls says if she&#39;s elected Cincinnati mayor in the November election, she&#39;ll select Council Member Wendell Young to be her Vice Mayor.<br /><br />Qualls made the announcement Monday during a press conference on the sidewalk outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections<br /><br />&ldquo;He is someone who has shown, since he&rsquo;s been on City Council, tremendous judgment, maturity, and leadership as well as a clear ability to work with the other members of Council to forge coalitions and also to be very collaborative,&rdquo; Qualls said.<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:24:53 +0000 Jay Hanselman 17881 at http://wvxu.org Qualls would select Young for vice mayor Deal proposed to save Melrose YMCA in Walnut Hills http://wvxu.org/post/deal-proposed-save-melrose-ymca-walnut-hills <P>Walnut Hills residents who want to keep a YMCA facility open in their neighborhood have until today to respond to a deal that will do that.&nbsp;</P> <P>A couple Cincinnati Council Members worked on the agreement with YMCA officials.&nbsp;</P> <P>Wendell Young said it keeps the Melrose Y open for two more years with additional hours and funding.&nbsp;</P> <P>In 2015, the community can take over the facility if it doesn't like the Y's plan for it.</P> <P>"My feeling is they've got two years to gear up, find a way to keep the facility open even though it won't be a YMCA if they want to do Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:48:12 +0000 Jay Hanselman 9262 at http://wvxu.org Council members concerned about project near UC http://wvxu.org/post/council-members-concerned-about-project-near-uc <P>Some Cincinnati Council Members have serious problems with the subcontractors working on a major economic development project near the University of Cincinnati campus.</P> <P>Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young visited the USquare at the Loop construction site last week and talked to some of the workers.&nbsp;</P> <P>The council members alleged some of the subcontractors are not paying workers the state mandated prevailing wage and the employees are not paying city income taxes.&nbsp;</P> <P>They said that's cost the city about $500,000 so far.</P> <P>Thomas and Young also said some of the c Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:34:37 +0000 Jay Hanselman 5178 at http://wvxu.org Council members concerned about project near UC Eliminating food deserts in Cincinnati http://wvxu.org/post/eliminating-food-deserts-cincinnati <p>A recent <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/201210/Cin_reportFINAL.PDF" target="_blank">report</a> suggests Cincinnati set-up a $15 million fund to attract grocery stores to city neighborhoods that are currently described as food deserts.&nbsp; These are geographic areas with low access to affordable, healthy food.</p><p>A study finds there are 24 supermarkets in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, putting the region below the national average by about 10 stores.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:41:19 +0000 Jay Hanselman 4697 at http://wvxu.org Eliminating food deserts in Cincinnati