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Cincinnati budget
9:29 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Cincinnati Council listens during first budget hearing

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

About 50 people offered testimony Thursday night during the first public hearing on Cincinnati’s proposed 2013 budget.

Council’s Budget and Finance Committee listened to the comments.

More than half of those speaking offered testimony supporting funding for Media Bridges. It operates cable public-access channels and has a small radio station. It also offers free media production classes to individuals and groups.

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Cincinnati budget
3:55 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Cincinnati and labor union have deal on parking plan

A city union will not oppose plans to privatize the operation of some Cincinnati parking facilities in exchange for pay raises and a pledge from the city not to layoff any bargaining unit employees for 3 years.  

The specifics are detailed in a memorandum of understanding between the city and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.  

25 union members will lose their positions in the parking division, but they'll be transitioned to other city jobs.  

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Cincinnati budget
3:26 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Cincinnati Council must set 2014 property tax rate soon

By mid-January Cincinnati City Council must decide how much property tax money it wants to collect for the 2014 budget year. 

The vote will come as the body works to finalize next year's spending plan.

The rate must be set earlier because the city is changing from a calendar year budget to a fiscal one. 

For the last decade Council has been holding the amount of property tax revenue collected steady or slightly reducing it. 

A Council Member asked Budget Director Lea Eriksen this week what that's meant for the city.

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Cincinnati budget
2:31 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Cincinnati manager answers questions about budget

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney came before a council committee Monday to talk about his proposed 2013 spending proposal.

It was the first chance for members of the Budget and Finance Committee to ask him questions about his plan.  

Dohoney was asked about a decision last week by a bond rating agency to maintain the city’s current rating but it also issued a negative outlook.  He said it’s a warning bell.

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Cincinnati budget
3:47 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Cincinnati's mayor sends budget to city council

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Michael Keating

Cincinnati's Mayor is sending the City Manager's recommended budget to Council for its consideration.  

Mark Mallory praised the administration's budget Tuesday and Milton Dohoney.

The mayor did make about a $1 million worth of changes to the proposed spending plan.  

Mallory wants to restore $610,770 of funding for human services programs, some or all of $300,000 for Media Bridges, $50,000 for arts grants and $56,000 for a domestic violence advocate in the city's law department.  

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