Cincinnati City Council

Transportation
7:54 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Mayor sends warning to streetcar team

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's mayor and city manager will be meeting with the streetcar team this week to discuss the dwindling amount of money in the contingency fund.  If all worst case scenarios happen, the fund could have just $80,000 left in it.  It started out with more than $9 million. 

Mayor John Cranley says the message to streetcar officials John Deatrick and Chris Eilerman is this: "We need to have a team that's going to bring the streetcar in on time and under budget, or we need a new team."

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Local News
3:03 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Council member wins national group's award

Credit Sarah Ramsey

A member of Cincinnati council has won an award for his idea on Town Square Schools. 

P.G. Sittenfeld is one of four people to win the New Ideas Challenge, from the NewDEAL, a group of elected Democrats from across the country.  Sittenfeld’s proposal, the Town Square Schools program, uses school buildings for neighborhood programs after classes have dismissed. 

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Transportation
5:11 am
Wed November 19, 2014

City looking to add charging stations for electric cars

There may not be a lot of electric cars on the road now but Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld believes there will be soon and he wants the city to be ready. He's behind a resolution directing the city manager to look at creating more charging stations.

Tuesday, City Council's Education and Entrepreneurship Committee discussed a resolution directing the administration to report on the feasibility of having stations on city property, and creating incentives for privately owned stations. Eight of the nine council members signed on to the resolution.

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Cincinnati government
5:25 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Busy Council session at Cincinnati City Hall

Cincinnati City Council had a busy session Wednesday taking action on several items that had been presented to various committees this week.

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Who will replace Winburn if he goes to the Statehouse?

If Republican Charlie Winburn defeats Democrat Cecil Thomas in the 9th Ohio Senate District race on Nov. 4 – and that is a big “if” at this point - three things will happen:

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