Hamilton County Commission

Politics
12:00 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Tarbell takes up the toughest challenge in politics - a write-in campaign

Four years ago, Jim Tarbell, the former Cincinnati city council member and vice mayor, took on Republican Chris Monzel for a seat on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

His name was on the ballot as the endorsed Democratic Party candidate.

And he lost, taking 44 percent of the vote to Monzel’s 56 percent.

Well, Tarbell’s back.

And, this time, his name won’t be on the ballot.

Tarbell filed paperwork with the Hamilton County Board of Elections last Monday to run as a write-in candidate.

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Politics
4:05 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Tarbell to run as write-in for county commissioner

Former Cincinnati city council member and vice mayor Jim Tarbell is running as a write-in candidate for county commissioner against Republican incumbent Chris Monzel.

Tarbell filed the required form and paid an $80 fee today to become a write-in candidate, according to Sally Krisel, deputy director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

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Hamilton County Commission
4:01 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Why can't anyone put a sales tax issue on the ballot?

Supporters of the so-called "icon tax" wanted commissioners to approve a sales tax to repair Union Terminal and Music Hall. Commissioners vote 2-1 in favor of a proposal to only fund repairs at Union Terminal.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Last week Hamilton County Commissioners decided not to put on the November ballot a requested quarter cent sales tax to repair Music Hall and Union Terminal. The move prompted a procedural question for some listeners, so I went looking for an answer.

Any time I report on a possible county sales or property tax, two questions tend to come up.

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Politics
2:00 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Democratic county commission candidate says he is in the race to stay

Sean Patrick Feeney said this afternoon he has rejected attempts by Democratic Party leaders to get him to step aside in the Hamilton County commission race for former mayor Charlie Luken.

"I'm committed to this; and I am going to continue on,'' said Feeney, a technology consultant who lives in North College Hill.

Earlier in the day, Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke said he wanted Feeney, a first-time candidate, to step aside so the Democrats could run former Cincinnati mayor Charlie Luken against Republican incumbent Chris Monzel.

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Hamilton County Commission
2:57 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Levy committee recommends no increase to Indigent Care, Family Services levies

The committee that reviews Hamilton County tax levies is recommending flat renewals for the Indigent Care and Family Services and Treatment levies.

The Tax Levy Review Committee (TLRC) recommends keeping the Indigent Care levy on a three-year renewal cycle rather than a five-year term.

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