Six Cincinnati Council members are ready to approve the city's operating budget for the next fiscal year which begins July 1st.
The Budget and Finance Committee held a meeting Monday to approve a motion making a handful of changes to Mayor John Cranley's proposed spending plan that was presented to Council last month. A final vote on the proposal is set Wednesday.
If all goes as planned, by the middle of this week Cincinnati Council will have approved an operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.
Council's Budget and Finance Committee has special sessions set for Monday and Tuesday. The group will be making final modifications to the spending plan Mayor John Cranley sent to Council on May 14th.
There's a final public hearing Tuesday evening at 6 at Midway Elementary School on Glenmore Avenue.
The full Council is scheduled to take a final vote on the budget Wednesday afternoon.
Cincinnati's proposed budget cuts funding for a program that guides revitalization and growth activities in some of the city's neighborhood business districts.
The all-volunteer group has received about $1 to $3 million a year from the city for many years. But the currently proposed spending plan cuts a large chunk of city capital money for Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United.
A small number of people showed up Wednesday night to speak about the proposed Cincinnati budget for the next fiscal year. There were lots of empty chairs in the auditorium and only eight people offered testimony.
Some of them want continued funding for on road bicycle lanes. The proposed budget could cut money for bike lane maintenance and eliminate dollars to build new ones.