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Howard Wilkinson Chat
9:03 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Is this the end of the road for opponents of Cincinnati's parking lease deal?

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the latest on Cincinnati's parking lease deal and what role the controversial subject will play in the upcoming mayor's race.

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Tax law
6:53 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Could the Cincinnati Zoo get funding from other counties?

Credit Sarah Ramsey

The Cincinnati Zoo's operating levy is up for renewal this fall. It's still uncertain for how much the zoo will ask. One anti-tax group is arguing if the zoo is such a boon to the entire region, then other counties should help pay for it.

Can they do that?

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Neighborhood life
4:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Walking audit planned for South Cumminsville

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An effort begins this week to make it easier for pedestrians to travel around Cincinnati's South Cumminsville neighborhood. 

They've been hampered since I-74 cut through the area many years ago.  The effort also comes as the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Millcreek Expressway Project continues on I-75. 

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

The Mayor's the top dog, but can be overruled

We learned something about Cincinnati City Council this week.

The mayor is not the absolute monarch inside city council chambers.

Except, that is, when he is.

Since December 2001, Cincinnati has had a directly-elected mayor who is not a voting member of council but chairs the meetings and controls the agenda. If a council member tries to raise an issue on the floor of council that the mayor doesn’t want to deal with, he or she can simply rule the council member out of order, proclaiming that it was a subject not on the council agenda and that was that.

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MSD project
5:56 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

City, County make progress on MSD workforce agreement

Sarah Ramsey

They've had their differences, but it looks like the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are making progress on a plan to provide an adequate local workforce for the $3 billion project to modernize the Metropolitan Sewer District.

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