A city union will not oppose plans to privatize the operation of some Cincinnati parking facilities in exchange for pay raises and a pledge from the city not to layoff any bargaining unit employees for 3 years.
The specifics are detailed in a memorandum of understanding between the city and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
25 union members will lose their positions in the parking division, but they'll be transitioned to other city jobs.
A new report sings the praises of solar in Cincinnati.
The group Environment Ohio hopes Cincinnati follows the lead of such solar giants as Ann Arbor, Phoenix and Toledo. Co-author of the new report, called Building a Solar Cincinnati, Christian Adams, wants the city to get 10% of its energy from solar by 2030. He says certain barriers remain like up front cost but suggests third-party financing.