A three judge panel of Ohio First District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Monday in a case concerning the city's parking lease.
The city argues a Hamilton County Judge made an error when he declared all city ordinances are subject to referendum. It also argues the plaintiffs who brought the case don't have standing to bring their claims.
The lawyers who filed the lawsuit for the taxpayers submitted their brief to the appeals court Monday.
A standing room only crowd was on hand at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night as Council held a four-hour public hearing on the much debated streetcar project.
City Manager Milton Dohoney spent an hour describing why the city is pursing the plan.
"We have not pursued it simply because it's a cool thing to do," Dohoney said. "But because experts have all told us it's what we need to do, if we want to have a competitive advantage with regards to other communities."
The unions representing Cincinnati police officers and firefighters are filing a lawsuit concerning the city's health care dependent audit.
The city wants employees to verify their spouses and children are legitimately eligible for city health benefits. That includes providing things like marriage licenses, tax returns and birth certificates.
The deadline for that information is Wednesday. Those who fail to comply will loose dependent coverage.