An appeals court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Cincinnati's parking lease May 6th.
The First District Court of Appeals released a filing Wednesday with the schedule for the case.
The city will have to have submit its brief by April 19th and lawyers representing the residents who oppose the parking plan will have to respond by April 29th.
The court also said those briefs could be no more than 20 pages long. That split the difference between the two sides. The city had suggested a 15 page limit and the opposing lawyers wanted 25.
Cincinnati's Mayor and the five Council Members who voted for the controversial parking lease proposal are asking residents to get the facts before signing petitions to put the measure on the ballot.
Cincinnati is asking the Ohio First District Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments concerning the city's parking lease plan on either April 18th or 22nd.
The city would like a decision by May 1st.
The city is proposing to file its brief with the court next Monday and for the opposing lawyers to provide their response by April 15th.
A Hamilton County judge is extending a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Cincinnati officials from signing a proposal to lease most of the city's parking facilities to the Port Authority. Judge Robert Winkler issued the order Wednesday extending the TRO until April 3.
A Hamilton County Judge could decide next week whether Cincinnati residents will have a chance to vote on the city's plan to lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.