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Inside Pitch
11:11 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Mann makes it official: He's running for city council

David Mann - former Cincinnati City Council member, mayor, and congressman - is running again for Cincinnati City Council, 20 years after he left that legislative body.

About three dozen supporters crowded into the lobby of Mann's downtown law office Tuesday morning to hear him officially announce his candidacy.

"I am not running for mayor again; I'm not running for Congress,'' the 73-year-old Democrat said. "I'm running to be  the best city council member I can be."

Mann served on that body from 1974 to 1992, with two stints as the city's mayor - 198-1982 and 1991.

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Urban forestry
4:13 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Cincinnati tree fee will remain the same

City website

Cincinnati homeowners pay a fee to the city to take care of trees on public rights of way.  And for 2014 that rate of 18 cents per foot will remain unchanged.  

The full Cincinnati Council will likely approve the measure Wednesday.  

Officials said two years ago residents who live along public rights of way in the city pay about $9 a year to the city to maintain trees along the streets.

Parks Director Willie Carden helps to oversee the program.

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Economic development
4:07 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Council to vote on tax breaks for neighborhood projects

Correction:  Walnut Street and East 15th Street are in Over-the-Rhine not Walnut Hills as original story indicated.

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Economic development
4:07 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Council to vote on tax breaks for neighborhood projects

Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on plans to provide tax breaks for neighborhood projects in Walnut Hills and Linwood.  

The Walnut Hills project calls for adding 24 market rate rental units and two commercial spaces in buildings located on Walnut Street and East 15th Street.  

The developer said right now the structures are uninhabitable.  The total construction cost for this project is about $432,000.

Jobs
3:11 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Newly Weds latest example of job creation in Kentucky

from left: Mike Hopp, VP of manufacturing, Gov. Steve Beshear, Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore
WVXU

Northern Kentucky is touting its ability to attract new companies and create jobs.  The latest jobs announcement involves a food breading company.


Governor Steve Beshear has been spending a lot of time in Northern Kentucky talking about job creation.


"It seems we were just here a couple of months ago making one such announcement."

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