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Public transportation
3:46 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Cincinnati Council committee delays vote on ridesharing regulations

Some Cincinnati council members are still debating proposed city regulations for ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  

The Major Transportation committee Tuesday delayed a vote on such an ordinance.  

Vice Mayor David Mann said he has concerns with pages-long terms and conditions for each service.  He does not like limits on negligence liability and waiving the right to a jury trial to settle any claims.

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Politics
3:15 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

The state of Northern Kentucky tops discussion at 'Eggs 'N Issues'

From left: Judges/Executive Gary Moore, Steve Arlinghaus, Steve Pendery & Northern Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Trey Grayson.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Northern Kentucky's three judges executive discussed the state of the region Tuesday morning during the Northern Kentucky Chamber's annual Eggs and Issues forum.

Steve Arlinghaus, Gary Moore and Steve Pendery all said their counties are on good financial footing in this election year. Moore highlighted 13 consecutive quarters of payroll tax revenue increases in Boone County.

Major topics included workforce issues, the airport board, and areas of regional cooperation.

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City parking
12:05 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Cincinnati has lots of unpaid parking tickets

Cincinnati officials said the city is owed about $12 million from unpaid parking tickets dating back to 2005.  But they admit only about half that amount is potentially collectable.  

Finance Director Reggie Zeno said the city does a good job collecting tickets issued to drivers with Ohio license plates.

“We currently are collecting up to 85%, which is a pretty significant collection rate within the state,” Zeno said.  “However the collection rate for non-Ohio tickets are only approximately 60%.”

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The Banks
5:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Cincinnati Manager will meet with Mahogany's owner

Credit Jay Hanselman

Update 09/29/2014 at 8:00PM:  Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black told council members in a memo Monday evening he will meet with Mahogany's owner Liz Rogers.

"Due to threatened litigation, I have been intentionally measured in public statements on this subject," Black wrote in the memo.  "To be clear, I intend to meet with Mrs. Rogers, soon, in order to discuss this situation."

Black told council he would report back on the results of his meeting with Rogers, and seek direction on how to proceed.

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Government
4:55 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court says early in person voting won’t start in Ohio Tuesday

Early voting that was set to begin Tuesday won’t happen after all.

The U.S. Supreme Court has put a hold on in person, early voting in Ohio. The ruling will remain in effect until the court acts on an appeal by state officials. And since that appeal has not yet formally been filed , it means the Golden week, when Ohioans can both register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time, will not be allowed. 

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