Jay Hanselman

Reporter

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered.  Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.

Hanselman covers Cincinnati City Hall for WVXU.

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Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on proposals to bring more liquor licenses to Downtown.  The city would set up two new community entertainment districts that could allow for 21 additional bars.  

Attorney Brad Thomas described how the districts work Monday during city council’s Neighborhood committee meeting.

The level of security at Cincinnati city hall is once again being debated.  Some changes have already been put in place after a man drove his truck up to the front steps of the building last month and asked to meet with the mayor.  He was detained without incident and no one was hurt.  

Now some council members want a comprehensive review of security at the building.

Cincinnati Council should vote Thursday on the city manager's plan to improve customer service in several city departments.  

The biggest change on Harry Black's list is dividing the current Planning and Buildings Department into separate units.  The new building department would be in charge of plan review, inspections, and zoning enforcement.  

City building inspector Skip Zimmer said the manager's plan has value.

Cincinnati council members spent nearly four hours Tuesday questioning the fund managers and the actuary for the city's pension system.

Some are worried about the fees those managers are charging in relationship to the city's returns on its investments.  Council also wants to make sure those managers are making smart decisions based on current market conditions.  

The Cincinnati Council debate on what to do about dangerous and vicious dogs in the city will continue for another two weeks.  The Law and Public Safety Committee Tuesday delayed taking action of several proposals.  

Chairman Christopher Smitherman said Mayor John Cranley has some items he would like considered before a vote.  Smitherman said his position on the issue has not changed.

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