If all goes as planned, by the middle of this week Cincinnati Council will have approved an operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.
Council's Budget and Finance Committee has special sessions set for Monday and Tuesday. The group will be making final modifications to the spending plan Mayor John Cranley sent to Council on May 14th.
There's a final public hearing Tuesday evening at 6 at Midway Elementary School on Glenmore Avenue.
The full Council is scheduled to take a final vote on the budget Wednesday afternoon.
A small number of people showed up Wednesday night to speak about the proposed Cincinnati budget for the next fiscal year. There were lots of empty chairs in the auditorium and only eight people offered testimony.
Some of them want continued funding for on road bicycle lanes. The proposed budget could cut money for bike lane maintenance and eliminate dollars to build new ones.
Hamilton County Commissioners approved the 2014 general fund budget Wednesday.
The $204.1 million spending plan was nearly unchanged from the plan presented by county administration. The only difference being redirecting $6.65 million in indigent care levy funds from the UC Medical Center to cover a gap in the Sheriff's inmate care budget.