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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley calls for City Manager Harry Black to resign. This comes just one day after Black forced an assistant police chief out of the job.

Joining us with the events unfolding today at City Hall are former City Council Member Kevin Flynn; WVXU City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman and Politics reporter Howard Wilkinson.

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A Cincinnati district fire chief is filing a federal lawsuit alleging he was twice denied promotions after exposing wrongdoing in the department.  

Raffel Prophett filed his case late Friday.  

Changes are coming to Cincinnati City Hall security, but the new measures are being scaled back from what was first proposed.  

City Manager Harry Black announced his latest plans in a memo Monday.

Cincinnati's City Manager has announced metal detectors will return to City Hall entrances on Apr. 4.  

Harry Black said in a memo visitors must come through the front entrance.  They will be screened using a metal detecting gate or hand-held metal detector.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is telling a council committee he is considering increasing security at city hall.  

He said that includes again placing metal detectors at the entrances to the building.  Black said he understands there is a balance.

The level of security at Cincinnati city hall is once again being debated.  Some changes have already been put in place after a man drove his truck up to the front steps of the building last month and asked to meet with the mayor.  He was detained without incident and no one was hurt.  

Now some council members want a comprehensive review of security at the building.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The City of Cincinnati has reached a deal with the unions of current employees and with retirees over the pension fund.  Unfunded liability in that account had been estimated at $862 million, according to a release from the city.  But now, Mayor John Cranley says the settlement reached late Tuesday night will mean the pension system will be fully funded.

Jay Hanselman

Update:  Council Members Seelbach and Sittenfeld have called for a special Council meeting Thursday about today's personnel changes at city hall.  Both want to hear from the interim city manager about the changes and the manager/council relationship as it relates to the job changes. 

Some major leadership changes are coming to Cincinnati City Hall.

Interim City Manager Scott Stiles announced in a memo Tuesday that Assistant City Manager David Holmes will retire on April 1st.