Hamilton County Commission

Commission on Sheriff's budget
1:07 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Commission: no plans to gut Sheriff's department

Hamilton County Commissioners are navigating the budget process for next year. No decisions have been made but they're already responding to comments from outgoing Sheriff Simon Leis that they plan to gut his department.

Leis threatens proposed cuts would mean laying off employees and reducing space at the overcrowded county jail.

Commissioner Chris Monzel says public safety is a top priority.

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Plan would help with stadium fund deficit
4:36 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Proposal could solve stadium fund issue for one year

Credit Tana Weingartner

Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a proposal that would cover the projected 2013 deficit in the stadium fund.

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Local News
3:48 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Commissioners vote to keep levy rates flat

(photo by Tana Weingartner)

Renewal levies for Hamilton County senior services and mental health will stay at their current millage rates for a five-year period, meaning reduced funding for the agencies that rely on them.  Commissioners approved both levies today for November's ballot. 

Board president Greg Hartmann acknowledged it would be a challenge for levy recipients, but said it was important to hold the line on property taxes when many county homeowners were facing tough economic decisions. 

Commissioner Chris Monzel called it the right direction to go:

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WVXU News
4:34 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

The Week in Review: July 29 - August 4, 2012

Jay Hanselman reviews some of the stories that made news in Greater Cincinnati this past week, including City Council term limits, relocating utilities for the streetcar project, and levies for Hamilton County Senior and Mental Health Services.

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