A Hamilton County Judge will hear arguments Friday morning before deciding whether to issue a permanent injunction that would prevent Cincinnati from moving forward with a parking lease Council approved last week. Judge Robert Winkler issued a temporary restraining order just minutes after the council vote.
Cincinnati Council will be meeting Tuesday evening to likely give a second reading to the legislation needed to let the city lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.
Council rules say ordinances must be fully and distinctly read by title on three different days unless three-fourths of the members suspend the rule. It takes seven votes to do that and it nearly always happens. But not with the controversial parking issue.
The Council is likely to vote on the issue Wednesday afternoon during its regular meeting.