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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Friday work continues on making changes to the city manager's proposed two-year budget.  

    

Last month Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black released his proposed city biennial budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Now, after holding public hearings and listening to citizen comments, council members are discussing possible changes to the proposed budget, with the full council scheduled to vote on the final spending plan June 17.

Six Cincinnati Council Members have signed a motion making about $4.5 million worth of changes to the city manager's two-year budget proposal.  

The Budget and Finance Committee heard about the plan Wednesday, but Chairman Charlie Winburn delayed a vote.

Several members of Cincinnati council have introduced their own version of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for the city. 

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The fate of Cincinnati's next two-year budget is now in the hands of city council members.  The last public hearing on the spending plan was last night in Price Hill with 20 more speakers offering testimony.  

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Cincinnati residents will have one last chance Thursday evening to offer comments on the city's proposed two-year budget.  

A large crowd attended Tuesday night's hearing in Mt. Airy with 27 people offering testimony.  

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Public hearings on the Cincinnati city manager's budget proposal will continue next week. Three meetings are planned in Madisonville, Mt. Airy and Price Hill.  

Another small crowd attended Thursday night's hearing in Roselawn.  

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Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee holds a second public hearing Thursday evening on the city manager's proposed 2016-2017 biennial budget.

Just a handful of residents showed up Wednesday evening for the first hearing at the Sayler Park Recreation Center.  Only three people offered testimony on the spending plan.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black presented his first budget Wednesday to Mayor John Cranley.  

Black said the proposed budget “does not use one-time sources to balance and strategically invests in areas ripe for improvement.”

Jay Hanselman

The full Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on a tentative tax budget that keeps the city's property tax rates for 2016 the same as this year.  

A committee approved the document Monday which must be submitted to the Hamilton County Auditor's office by January 16.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach voted against the tentative tax budget.

“We don’t have the full picture yet for me to say definitely this is the right way to go,” Seelbach said.

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