Cincinnati City Council

Cincinnati budget
10:08 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Final public hearing on Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati budget hearing Monday night in Corryville
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council will spend the rest of the week completing work on the 2013 city budget. 


About 40 people spoke during the final public hearing Monday night in Corryville.


There were again a number of speakers who asked Council to preserve funding for Media Bridges.  It operates several cable-access channels and a small radio station in the city.


Executive Director Tom Bishop said turnout for the group should show Council Members the value of the service.

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Cincinnati budget
11:30 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Could parking lease balance Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Could Cincinnati's massive general fund budget deficit be gone?  It could be, but it comes with a big if.

Earlier reports suggested City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. would have to close a $34 to $40 million deficit.  

But during council committee meeting last week at least a couple Council Members dropped hints his plan will again close the deficit with no layoffs for city workers.  

Reportedly the manager could close a large portion of the deficit with a sizeable up-front payment in a contract to lease the city's parking system to a private operator.  

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Neighborhood development
9:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Cincinnati Council to vote on comprehensive plan

Cincinnati Council is expected to vote Wednesday to approve the city’s first comprehensive plan in more than 30 years. 


The Livable Communities Committee approved the proposal Monday night. 


The document has been in the works for more than 3 years and focuses on what the city will look like in the future.  Specifically it has strategies that for the first time focus on economic development activities in the neighborhoods. 


Planning and Buildings Director Charles Graves described the plan this way.

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Cincinnati budget
1:47 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Cincinnati City Manager could get raise and bonus

File photo: City Manager Milton Dohoney and Mayor Mark Mallory
Staff

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday approved a pay raise and a one-time bonus for City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.

The committee passed the measure 6-2 and the full Council will vote on the issue Thursday. 

The proposal, distributed to Council Members minutes before the meeting started, would increase his annual salary to $255,000.  Right now Dohoney is paid $232,081.51.

The proposed ordinance would also include a one-time payment of $34,892.17.

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Politics
9:16 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Howard Wilkinson talks about Cincinnati Council and Mayor's race coming up next year



With the presidential election over, you might think politicians would get a bit of a break, but that's not the case. WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson joins Maryanne Zeleznik to talk about the next election on many people's minds. Goo

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