Cincinnati Council will be meeting Tuesday evening to likely give a second reading to the legislation needed to let the city lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.
Council rules say ordinances must be fully and distinctly read by title on three different days unless three-fourths of the members suspend the rule. It takes seven votes to do that and it nearly always happens. But not with the controversial parking issue.
The Council is likely to vote on the issue Wednesday afternoon during its regular meeting.
Update: It appears likely five Cincinnati Council members are ready to support the city manager's plan to lease most of the city's parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority and four private companies.
The Budget and Finance Committee could vote on the issue Monday.
Council Member Wendell Young confirmed Friday he plans to vote yes and four other members have generally expressed support during recent hearings.