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1:39 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Cincinnati's budget director leaving for new job

Lea Eriksen
City of Cincinnati

Lea Eriksen, the city of Cincinnati's budget director, is leaving Cincinnati City Hall for a similar position in Long Beach, California.

Eriksen, who has 16 years in the city administration, has resigned effective Feb. 16, although her last day in office will be on Jan. 24, according to Interim City Manager Scott Stiles.

She has accepted the position of Budget and Performance Evaluation Manager in Long Beach.

Local News
7:24 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Veteran members will lead Cincinnati school board

The Cincinnati Board of Education
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The Cincinnati Board of Education has chosen two of its veteran members to head the school board in 2014.

Eve Bolton, who's served on the board since 2008, is the new president. She has held that post in 2008, 2011, and 2012. Bolton's a retired social sciences teacher in the Wyoming City School system.

A. Christopher Nelms, who's also served on the board since 2008, will be vice president. He is a prevention educator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical center.

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Cincinnati budget
4:08 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Cincinnati property tax revenues to stay steady in 2015

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati residents should soon be receiving their property tax bills, and already city council is working to set the rate for 2015.  

The city still wants to collect about $29 million in revenue from property taxes for operating expenses, and so the actual tax rate will decrease slightly from this year.  

Vice Mayor David Mann tried to increase operating revenue by a half-million dollars, but his plan was rejected.  He said it is about what resident expect.

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Local News
9:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cincinnati police chief to hold district "town hall meetings"

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and his district commanders will host members of the public at town hall meetings in all five of Cincinnati's police districts, beginning Wednesday night.

Blackwell, a former assistant police chief in Columbus, took over the Cincinnati Police Department in September.

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Politics
8:55 am
Mon January 6, 2014

What to expect from the Ohio Governor's Race

Michael Keating

The field of candidates for the Ohio Governor's race is far from settled.  WVXU Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what to expect in the next several weeks before the filing deadlines.

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