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A report from Cincinnati's Internal Audit Manager released to city council finds no issues with a pay raise given to former city manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. two weeks after he started working for the city in 2006.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council could soon be drafting an ordinance that sets up an annual review process for the city manager.  

The Rules and Audit Committee approved the plan Tuesday and the full council could vote on it Wednesday.  

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is getting a nearly $7,500 pay raise.  City Council approved the increase Wednesday after an hour long debate.  

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black has now been on the job for one year.  He reflected on the past 12 months in a 5-page memo sent to Mayor John Cranley and city council members.

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Cincinnati Assistant City Manager Scott Stiles is a finalist for the city manager's position in Garden Grove, California, and will leave Cincinnati City Hall on July 17 after 27 years of service.

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19 people submitted applications to the search firm, Ralph Andersen and Associates, retained by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley to help select the next city manager.

WVXU had submitted an open records requests for the information about two months ago.  A list with the applicants was provided Thursday, one day after Mayor Cranley announced Baltimore Finance Director Harry Black was his choice for the job.

*Update 12/11/13 4:30 p.m*

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council will not vote Wednesday to confirm Willie Carden as the next city manager.

Mayor John Cranley announced the delay Tuesday just before Council's Rules Committee was scheduled to interview Carden and take a vote.

Cranley said he was delaying the vote because he did not realize some council members had not seen an ordinance that will exempt Carden from living in the city.

"To make sure that Council has time to digest the ordinances," Cranley said. "And that all of you have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Carden individually before taking a vote."

Jay Hanselman

UPDATE: 11/27, 3 p.m.

At a crowded press conference inside Krohn Conservatory Wednesday afternoon, Mayor-elect John Cranley named his new city manager - parks director Willie Carden, a long-time city employee.

Carden's appointment is likely to be confirmed by the new city council on Wednesday.

"I wanted somebody I knew would be an operations guy,'' Cranley told the crowd of business leaders, politicians, and park board employees. "I think most of us believe that the parks department is one of the best run operations in the city."