A Cincinnati council member is heading back to school. Chris Seelbach will spend the council's summer recess attending the Harvard Kennedy School “Senior Executives in State & Local Government” program as a Bohnett Fellow.
In a release Seelbach says, "I am deeply honored to accept the Bohnett Fellowship to attend Harvard Kennedy School this summer. I’m looking forward to getting back to the classroom in order to further hone my skills as both a legislature and leader."
Two Cincinnati Council Members are complaining about this week's demotion of John Curp from city solicitor to chief counsel for MSD and the Water Works.
P.G. Sittenfeld and Chris Seelbach questioned Interim City Manager Scott Stiles about the personnel move he announced Tuesday in a memo. Seelbach said he thinks Stiles made his decision based on the wishes of Mayor John Cranley or perhaps some council members.
"To me it just seems incredibly fishy, incredibly political and incredibly wrong and against our city charter," Seelbach said.
Could a Metropolitan Sewer District stalemate between Cincinnati and Hamilton County be coming to an end?
The sides have been at odds over city-enacted hiring policies. The county specifically doesn't like a responsible bidder provision requiring contractors to graduate apprentices (at least one per year for five years).
Councilman Chris Seelbach is proposing a solution he thinks the county will like. He says he's willing to throw out the apprentice graduation requirement in favor of an incentive program.