The full Cincinnati Council has formally approved the 2013 city budget.
Most of the votes were 6-3…with Qualls, Young, Quinlivan, Seelbach, Simpson and Thomas voting yes and Sittenfeld, Smitherman and Winburn voting no.
Council didn’t vote Friday to approve leasing the operation of some city parking facilities to a private company.
The full Cincinnati Council will vote Friday on the nearly 20 documents needed to adopt the city's 2013 budget. The Budget and Finance Committee Thursday approved the framework for the spending plan. It takes the city manager's recommended budget and makes some ten changes to it.
Cincinnati's City Manager released more details Tuesday about 8 of the 9 companies that submitted proposals to operate some of the city's parking facilities.
Milton Dohoney, Jr. said in a memo 3 of the firms are offering an upfront payment ranging from $100 to $150 million plus revenue sharing provisions.
Cincinnati Council will spend the rest of the week completing work on the 2013 city budget.
About 40 people spoke during the final public hearing Monday night in Corryville.
There were again a number of speakers who asked Council to preserve funding for Media Bridges. It operates several cable-access channels and a small radio station in the city.
Executive Director Tom Bishop said turnout for the group should show Council Members the value of the service.
Cincinnati residents who work outside the city limits could soon lose their income tax reciprocity. City Council could vote this week to approve the Manager's recommendation the credit be eliminated next year. Ohio local income tax is assessed primarily to the municipality where it's earned and secondarily to where an individual lives. Cincinnati has always allowed residents who work outside the city to reduce their city income tax by the amount they pay to other municipalities.