city budget

Cincinnati budget
6:22 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Cincinnati a step closer to FY2015 budget

Credit Jay Hanselman

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.

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Cincinnati budget
4:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Final votes on Cincinnati budget likely this week

Cincinnati City Hall
Credit Jay Hanselman

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.  

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Cincinnati budget
9:09 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Bigger crowd, more speakers for 2nd city budget hearing

Second Cincinnati budget hearing held Wednesday night at Oakley Community Center.
Credit Jay Hanselman

There was a larger turnout for Wednesday night's second public hearing on the proposed Cincinnati budget for the next fiscal year which starts July 1st.  

20 people addressed Council's Budget and Finance Committee during the session at the Oakley Community Center.  

Evanston Community Council President Anzora Adkins said she supports city funding for the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.  She said it has done good work in her neighborhood.

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Community development
12:35 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Funding for neighborhood business districts in jeopardy

Streetscape improvement in one of the Cincinnati's neighborhood business districts.
Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

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.

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Cincinnati budget
9:08 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Small crowd for first hearing on Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati budget hearing Wednesday evening in Bond Hill.
Credit Jay Hanselman

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.

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