Six Cincinnati Council Members are ready to restore about $4 million to the recently approved city budget after better than anticipated revenue collections for May and June.
The funds will be used for things like recreation, parks, human services and the health department. Council Member Laure Quinlivan said there's added money for parks too, which was a popular topic during public hearings in May.
Former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas and his wife, Pam Thomas, who was appointed to his seat, may be listed as members of the host committee for mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls, but they hasten to point out they are not endorsing her candidacy.
The Enquirer reported Monday that Pam and Cecil Thomas "are hosting a fundraiser for Qualls next month."
As work continues along the riverfront near the Banks and the stadiums, several road closures are planned this week.
Here's what you need to know:
Temporary Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays July 30–August 2
Section of Pete Rose Way to close for lift and placement of pedestrian bridge girder
WHAT All traffic lanes east and westbound, as well as north and south sidewalks on Pete Rose Way between Broadway and Johnny Bench Way will close at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 until 3 p.m. Friday, August 2.
The residents who opposed Cincinnati's controversial parking lease are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to hear the case.
Attorneys filed a notice of appeal Monday and a motion asking for an expedited schedule for the matter.
In June, the Ohio First District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Cincinnati on the proposed parking lease to the Port Authority. In a two-to-one opinion the panel said the lease agreement Council passed in March is not subject to a voter referendum, because it was passed as an emergency ordinance.