Mayor John Cranley

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Some Cincinnati police officers will be working a lot this weekend and early next week as part of the All-Star festivities.  

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is planning to speak at the twice-daily roll calls for officers at the beginning of their shifts.  

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Cincinnati's City manager, police chief and other officials are releasing the plan at a news conference at 10:00 this morning.

Bill Rinehart

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's veto of the Over-the-Rhine residential parking permit program will stand.  

City Council did not have the six votes needed Wednesday to override it, and it was Council's last opportunity to act.  

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley used his veto power for the first time Wednesday to kill an Over-the-Rhine parking permit plan that council had passed on a five-to-four vote.

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The City of Cincinnati has reached a deal with the unions of current employees and with retirees over the pension fund.  Unfunded liability in that account had been estimated at $862 million, according to a release from the city.  But now, Mayor John Cranley says the settlement reached late Tuesday night will mean the pension system will be fully funded.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is holding a press briefing Wednesday afternoon  to highlight his first year in office.

In advance of meeting with reporters, the Mayor's office released a three-and-a-half page document that list highlights during Cranley's first year.  He took office on December 1, 2013.

Some of those highlights include a balanced budget, thousands of jobs and more cops on the street.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's been tried before, but Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune say this time will be different. They're talking about finding areas where the two governments overlap and could save money by sharing services. 

Portune explains why he thinks things will work out this time.

Cincinnati Council could vote by the end of the month to fund Mayor John Cranley’s Hand Up initiative.  He unveiled it during his State of the City speech in September.  

Hand Up is designed to help the long-term under and unemployed find permanent, full-time jobs.  

Nearly $1.4 million of city funding would go to three existing job readiness programs.  Those include Cincinnati Works, Cincinnati Cooks and the Urban Leagues “SOAR” program.  

Several people addressed Council Wednesday on the funding.

Howard Wilkinson

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley promised a lot of action in his first State of the City address Thursday night - less gun violence, a greater emphasis on basic services to the neighborhoods and a reduction in the number of Cincinnati residents living in poverty, among other things.

And, Cranley promised, a city that is even more fun to live in than it is now. He went so far as to say he is appointing an unpaid, volunteer “Commissioner of Fun” for the city.

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