Cincinnati parking

City parking
4:18 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Cincinnati wants judge to stay parking decision

Cincinnati is asking a Hamilton County judge to stay his decision on the city's parking lease while the case is appealed.  

The city said the judge's decision has made it impossible for Council to pass a law that takes effect immediately.

The city argues the First District Court of Appeals has already ruled a stay in favor of the government applies even in referendum cases.  

Judge Robert Winkler issued an opinion two weeks ago barring the city from moving forward with the lease until residents get a chance to vote.  

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Howard Wilkinson weekly chat
8:54 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about opposition for John Boehner and Cincinnati's parking lease issue.

Andrew Hounshell introduces President Obama in 2012
www.andrewhounshell.com

Ohio's 8th District Congressman and Speaker of the House, John Boehner had no competition last year, but in 2014 he will have Democratic opposition.  WVXU Political Reporter,  Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about this new candidate.

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Cincinnati parking plan
4:19 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Cincinnati parking plan likely headed to ballot

Amy Murray reviews petition signatures before submitting the forms to the city.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Opponents of Cincinnati's parking lease deal turned in more than 19,000 petition signatures Thursday. That means it's likely the the issue will be on the November ballot. They need 8,522 valid signatures.

Former council woman Amy Murray thanked those who signed and circulated petitions.

"The people have the right to ask for this, to have a referendum," says Murray. "And it's something that people feel so passionate about. It will have a huge impact on our business districts."

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city parking
2:19 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Appeals court schedule for Cincy parking plan

An appeals court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Cincinnati's parking lease May 6th. 

The First District Court of Appeals released a filing Wednesday with the schedule for the case.

The city will have to have submit its brief by April 19th and lawyers representing the residents who oppose the parking plan will have to respond by April 29th. 

The court also said those briefs could be no more than 20 pages long.  That split the difference between the two sides.  The city had suggested a 15 page limit and the opposing lawyers wanted 25. 

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City parking
12:31 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Supporters of Cincy parking lease say 'don't sign petitions'

City worker issuing a parking ticket on 12th Street.
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati's Mayor and the five Council Members who voted for the controversial parking lease proposal are asking residents to get the facts before signing petitions to put the measure on the ballot.  

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