City spending

Cincinnati budget
3:49 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Qualls/Seelbach plan to further reduce public safety layoffs

Cincinnati City Council chamber
Michael Keating

Two Cincinnati Council Members are supporting a plan to eliminate all the proposed firefighter layoffs while reducing police officer layoffs to 25.  

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Council Member Chris Seelbach announced the proposal Thursday.

“We will continue to look for additional savings that could reduce layoffs even further,” Qualls said in a press release.  “We must preserve essential services that keep all of our neighborhoods safe and clean.”

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Cincinnati budget
12:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Mayor Mallory reduces public safety layoffs in his budget

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's budget plan released Wednesday reduces the number of police and fire department layoffs.  But 53 firefighters and 49 police officers would still be out of work in early June.  

Mallory said he believes the public safety layoffs are unavoidable.

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Cincinnati budget
12:47 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Cincy manager reduces layoffs in his budget plan

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Thursday presented his proposed budget for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1st.   His plan included layoffs for 201 city employees, but that’s down from the 344 he first discussed last month.

Dohoney’s budget plan was given to Mayor Mark Mallory, who now has ten days to review it and make changes before sending it to City Council.

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Cincinnati budget
5:19 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Cincy Council discuss options for city budget

Jay Hanselman

Can Cincinnati balance its next budget without money from a proposed parking lease or massive layoffs?  The answer to that question depends on who you ask.  

City administrators say it's mathematically impossible to balance without one or the other.  

But some Council Members disagree.  P.G. Sittenfeld said during a special meeting Thursday there are options.

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Cincinnati budget
10:08 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Final public hearing on Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati budget hearing Monday night in Corryville
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council will spend the rest of the week completing work on the 2013 city budget. 


About 40 people spoke during the final public hearing Monday night in Corryville.


There were again a number of speakers who asked Council to preserve funding for Media Bridges.  It operates several cable-access channels and a small radio station in the city.


Executive Director Tom Bishop said turnout for the group should show Council Members the value of the service.

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