City officials say tests on debris from a three-story building on West Court Street that collapsed Saturday night showed no asbestos removal is necessary in the clean-up.
City officials say, the owner may now remove all the debris so ordinary traffic can be resumed on West Court Street. The city has ordered the owner, Historic Limited Liability Company, to finish the clean-up and stabilize the remaining building.
City officials say the work must be supervised by a professional architect or engineer hired by the owner.
Cincinnati’s “Holiday Food for Fines” program collected 3,580 canned foods for the Freestore Foodbank and resulted in $12,780 in parking fines collected.
The program gave people with outstanding parking tickets a chance to have the late fees waived in exchange for 10 donated canned goods.
According to City Manager Harry Black, 286 people took advantage of the city’s offer; and, in some cases, people donated more than the required 10 cans of food. The people who participated were required to make a payment of $45 in addition to donating the canned food.
The city of Cincinnati has a new city solicitor, Paula Boggs Muething, and a new trade and development director, Oscar Bedolla, city manager Harry Black announced Monday.
Boggs Muething is currently general counsel and vice president of community development revitalization at the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. Before that, she served as a senior assistant city solicitor.
Bedolla has worked in the private sector on large development projects.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley promised a lot of action in his first State of the City address Thursday night - less gun violence, a greater emphasis on basic services to the neighborhoods and a reduction in the number of Cincinnati residents living in poverty, among other things.
And, Cranley promised, a city that is even more fun to live in than it is now. He went so far as to say he is appointing an unpaid, volunteer “Commissioner of Fun” for the city.