Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday to put additional money into the city's rainy day accounts.  Those are used for emergencies or unexpected expenses during any budget year.  

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Cincinnati administrators will now begin the process of implementing the city's new two-year budget.  

City council approved both the operating and capital budgets unanimously Wednesday after weeks of public hearings and debate.  

Cincinnati's city manager said if Council fails to pass both an operating budget and capital budget by June 30th, it would "constitute a genuine emergency."

Harry Black told the Mayor and Council Tuesday, in a memo, that could force the city solicitor to go to court and get an order directing council to approve a spending plan.  

Cincinnati Council must pass both an operating budget and a capital budget by July 1st to comply with state law.  

It appears five members are ready to vote in favor of the operating plan, but right now, without changes, five members will likely vote against the capital budget.  

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Friday work continues on making changes to the city manager's proposed two-year budget.  

Six Cincinnati Council Members have signed a motion making about $4.5 million worth of changes to the city manager's two-year budget proposal.  

The Budget and Finance Committee heard about the plan Wednesday, but Chairman Charlie Winburn delayed a vote.

Several members of Cincinnati council have introduced their own version of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for the city. 

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The fate of Cincinnati's next two-year budget is now in the hands of city council members.  The last public hearing on the spending plan was last night in Price Hill with 20 more speakers offering testimony.  

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati residents will have one last chance Thursday evening to offer comments on the city's proposed two-year budget.  

A large crowd attended Tuesday night's hearing in Mt. Airy with 27 people offering testimony.  

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Public hearings on the Cincinnati city manager's budget proposal will continue next week. Three meetings are planned in Madisonville, Mt. Airy and Price Hill.  

Another small crowd attended Thursday night's hearing in Roselawn.  

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