Cincinnati City Council

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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public safety
5:32 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

City council still debating expunging marijuana convictions

A Cincinnati Council Committee will wait two more weeks before voting on an ordinance that could make it easier for people to expunge their criminal records relating to the city's now repealed marijuana possession law.

From 2006 to 2010 such convictions were misdemeanors in the city as opposed to the current minor misdemeanors.  The minor offenses are not part of a person's criminal record.  

Some council members have asked if the city can legally ask judges to ignore previous possession convictions when considering expungements.  

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Public Safety
1:23 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Undoing consequences of now repealed Cincinnati marijuana ordinance

Cincinnati Council will vote on a resolution this week asking Ohio lawmakers to exclude marijuana possession convictions when considering whether people should have their criminal records expunged.

From 2006 to 2010, people in Cincinnati who had possessed even small amounts of marijuana were charged with misdemeanors that now appear on their criminal records. That was stricter than state law, which resulted in a citation and no records.

Those city misdemeanor convictions are making it difficult for some people to expunge, or clear, their criminal records.

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