Cincinnati City Council

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Cincinnati City Council approves the city's $407 million operating budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday. Councilwoman Amy Murray shares what she learned at a national emergency communications conference as two firms continue their reviews of Cincinnati's 911 system following the tragic death of Kyle Plush. Mayor Cranley vetoes a proposed streetcar congestion fix. City officials narrow the possible sites for the police department's new District Five headquarters. And it's a turbulent time for some of the major companies headquartered in Cincinnati.   

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A Cincinnati Council majority has voted to make about $2.5 million in changes to the city's general fund budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday.

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After a series of public hearings on a proposed spending plan, Cincinnati City Council members will debate how they want to alter the budgets submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.   

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Cincinnati Council Members will now debate how they want to alter budget proposals submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.

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Nearly 50 people offered comments Monday night as Cincinnati City Council's Budget and Finance Committee held its first public hearing on the proposed city budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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Cincinnati City Council and the Cincinnati Board of Education are getting ready to re-negotiate a 1999 agreement concerning tax abatement policies.

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Acting Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney has released his proposal to close a $32 million general fund budget deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1.  

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More information is expected today into the death of a Seven Hills student who died while trapped in a minivan last month, despite calling 911 twice.

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We may find out next week if Futbol Club Cincinnati will win its bid for a Major League Soccer franchise. But what will a new soccer stadium actually cost Cincinnati taxpayers, and how will it affect the West End community? Cincinnati City Council Member Christopher Smitherman calls for a return to two-year council terms. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune attends his first commission meeting while continuing rehab from his leg amputation. And possible changes are coming to the Cincinnati streetcar.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a resolution accepting an amendment to the community benefits agreement for the West End if FC Cincinnati is successful in landing an MLS franchise and builds its stadium in the neighborhood.

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Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday on an ordinance setting up a three-year pilot program for low-speed vehicles. 

One operator describes them as "souped up" or "special" golf carts that are providing rides in the Downtown area.  

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Cincinnati police say the number of pedestrians hurt or killed in traffic accidents has been increasing in the last five years. The trend comes as officers are making fewer traffic stops and writing fewer citations.

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Release of the police report on the death of Kyle Plush is delayed until the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office completes its investigation of the incident. Cincinnati's acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney presents a plan to improve operations at the 911 Emergency Communications Center. Questions arise about a city council member's finances. The Banks committee selects a developer for a new music venue. And why there has been a dramatic drop in the number of shootings in the city.

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WVXU politics reporter  Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about the drama over Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's push to get rid of City Manager Harry Black; and Black's decision Saturday morning to resign before five members of city council fired him. 

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A grieving family still has no answers after their 16-year-old dies while trapped in a van, in spite of him making two 911 calls for help. Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman says he will now vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black. Text messages between some council members reveal their thoughts on the mayor and city manager, and may violate sunshine laws. Council approves infrastructure funding for an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End. The 2018 Kentucky General finishes its session, passing a pension reform bill and overhauling the state's tax code. And The Cincinnati Enquirer wins a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the heroin epidemic.

The text messages, which council members P.G. Sittenfeld, Greg Landsman, Tamaya Dennard, Wendell Young and Chris Seelbach believed would stay private, were released as part of a lawsuit by the conservative group Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes.

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Chair of Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Christopher Smitherman calls Kyle Plush's death a "tremendous tragedy," and says he's determined to find out why the city failed him. 

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The Ohio governor's race heats up as we get closer to the May primary. Two Cincinnati City Council members will lead an investigation of City Manager Harry Black. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he's not happy with the tax reform and budget bills passed by the General Assembly, as thousands of teachers protest a pension bill in Frankfort and throughout the state. And a local college student shares her story of sexual harassment.

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Updated: 3:20 p.m.

Cincinnati Council Wednesday set in motion a plan for investigating complaints of misconduct against City Manager Harry Black.

It quickly became evident that Black was not pleased with the process. 

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he'll present an ordinance next week to hire outside counsel to conduct interviews with city employees about City Manager Harry Black, and present a report for City Council.

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Cincinnati City Council approved an eight-month buyout Thursday morning for embattled City Manager Harry Black by a 7-1 vote.

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A Cincinnati Council majority Wednesday rejected an 18-month severance package for City Manager Harry Black.

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The future of Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will likely be discussed and debated for at least another week.

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Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee has unanimously approved a nearly $424,000 separation agreement for City Manager Harry Black.

But five Democratic council members said Sunday they still oppose such a deal, so the ordinance approving the agreement is likely to fail when the full council votes Wednesday.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the on-going crisis at Cincinnati City Hall over whether City Manager Harry Black stays or goes. 

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Updated 03/18/18 at 4:00 p.m.:  Five Democratic Cincinnati City Council members said Sunday they don't support an agreement announced Saturday for City Manager Harry Black to leave this position.

Hate to say I told you so.

But I told you so.

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Updated 3:15 p.m.

The unprecedented stand-off in Cincinnati City Hall continues over whether Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black stays or goes.

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Cincinnati council has for now rejected an attempt to delay the implementation of the city's responsible bidder ordinance.  

There were not enough votes to call for a "pause" Wednesday and the issue is likely to be debated again next week.  

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The City of Cincinnati recently won a federal appeals court case that challenged a portion of the responsible bidder ordinance, but it appears a clear council majority is ready to delay implementing it for 60 days.

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