Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday to withdraw support for a controversial housing project in Avondale. National Church Residences wants to build up to 100 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled individuals.
City Council approved a resolution in February supporting the group's effort to get low income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Those credits have since been approved.
One of Cincinnati's most storied political figures has died. According to family, William L. Mallory Sr. died peacefully Tuesday morning following an illness. He was 82.
Former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says his father could find inspiration in almost anything.
"He would be inspired by a thought, by a vision, by a natural landscape, and this would cause him to take on something new," says Mallory. "Sometimes it was poetry, sometimes it was legislation, sometimes it was activism... he was a deeply spiritual man."
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is naming Brian Carley as its new President and CEO.
He takes over for Ellen van der Horst on May 1, 2014.
Carley is currently a partner with Deloitte and leads its audit practice in Northeast Ohio. The chamber says Carley has "a 37-year accounting, audit and consulting career."
In a release, Carley says he's happy to be coming back to Cincinnati. “Having the chance to return to Greater Cincinnati and help guide the region through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead was too good to pass up.”
The Ohio Department of Transportation is holding three meetings this week to provide updates on the development of Greater Cincinnati's first commuter rail line. ODOT will also be gathering input from the public about the the Oasis Rail Transit project.
Streetcar supporters are launching a campaign to put a charter amendment on the February ballot forcing the city to finish the streetcar. The group We Believe in Cincinnati says it needs 5,700 signatures but is aiming for 12,000 by Saturday.