How would you rate your interaction with the Cincinnati Police?
The department is sending out surveys asking people to rate officers following encounters ranging from traffic accidents to non-violent crimes.
The surveys are part of the National Police Research Platform's Police Community Interaction Survey on improving policing by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Research in Law and Justice.
Lt. Debbie Bauer says Cincinnati is one of just 100 law enforcement agencies asked to participate.
Cincinnati leaders are pledging to involve more minority contractors in real estate developments that receive some city subsidy.
Mayor John Cranley and seven of nine council members are supporting a motion to create a law that would attach an inclusion memorandum of understanding to such projects. Cranley said it follows examples from the private sector.
Like the national housing market, home sales in Cincinnati declined last month. The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors said closings fell a little more than 7 percent in January compared to a year earlier. It's the first time in more than two years the local market has experienced a drop in closings.
Board president Ken Parchman compares it to the stock market. "Our home sales activity will experience occasional dips as we continue our upward growth," he said in a statement.