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.
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.
Cincinnati and Hamilton County have cleared the way to bring General Electric's Global Operations Center to The Banks.
City Council and the County Commission Monday morning approved several packages of incentives cementing the deal. GE is expected to bring nearly 1,800 jobs with an average total payroll of $142 million per year.
The five-year lease includes five, 5-year renewal options.