Mayor John Cranley

Shortly after taking office, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley created a task force to come up with ways to make the city more immigrant-friendly.  Now that group has released its report with more than 20 recommendations.  

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The most contentious issue on the ballot this November in Cincinnati centers around something almost everyone agrees on – that the city of Cincinnati has a very good park system.

But the proponents of Issue 22 – a charter amendment that would place a permanent one mill tax in the city charter for park improvements – believe they could be even better.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the state of the city is improving and he intends to accelerate the pace of the progress to ensure the city's growth works for everyone.  

Cranley delivered his state of the city address Monday night to more than 700 people at Great American Ball Park.  He reviewed the last year, and used a baseball theme.

There are competing proposals for offering parental leave to Cincinnati city workers.  

Council Members Yvette Simpson and Chris Seelbach want to offer four weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.  

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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.

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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.