Mayor John Cranley

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has some decisions to make in the coming weeks as a new city council gets ready to take office.  

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Next Tuesday voters will decide who will lead the City of Cincinnati over the next four years, Yvette Simpson or John Cranley.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the region can win the bid for Amazon's second headquarters.

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky submitted a joint proposal. They're competing against dozens of other cities and regions across the country.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is challenging city residents to give an hour for the city in 2018.

Cranley announced "Give One for Cincy" Tuesday night during his annual State of the City address at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has used his veto power to fix what a council ordinance he believes would have resulted in a structurally unbalanced city budget.

On Wednesday, council voted 5-4 to reject a plan from City Manager Harry Black to boot cars with three or more unpaid parking tickets, a move that would have generated $600,000 for the city.

In Black's proposal, that money would be replaced with a $600,000 withdrawal from the urban development fund.

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Privatizing the City of Cincinnati's parking system was a key issue when John Cranley was running for mayor in 2013. He opposed the idea, and the plan to privatize eventually fell through. But parking in the city, and how much money the system should generate, is still a contentious issue.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black presented the FY2017-2018 budget to Mayor John Cranley yesterday. We'll take a look at what is in the budget and how the city plans to deal with a projected $26 million deficit.

Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council spent a lot of time Wednesday discussing a mayoral appointment to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board. Normally such appointments are handled with no discussion.

Mayor Cranley's selection of Heidi Black was eventually confirmed by a 7-2 vote. 

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This week, Mayor John Cranley declared Cincinnati a "sanctuary city," a designation with no strict legal definition. 

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A Cincinnati Council committee has rejected a proposal to hire an outside independent counsel to investigate whether Mayor John Cranley had a role in firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.  

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Four Cincinnati council members are calling for an investigation into the firing of the former Cincinnati Police Chief.   Jeffrey Blackwell was dismissed in September 2015. Terms of a settlement related to his departure came out earlier this week.

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The Cincinnati Park Board will have new leadership next year.

President Otto Budig announced during a board meeting Thursday morning he will not seek another term.  His appointment had expired in 2015.

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Last month the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the poverty rate in Ohio fell one percentage point, to 14.8 percent. But poverty in Greater Cincinnati continues to be a real and growing concern. 

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the state of the city "is strong and growing stronger."

Cranley delivered his "State of the City Address" Tuesday night to a crowd of 500 people at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is making final preparations to deliver his "State of the City" address Tuesday evening at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.  

This is Cranley's third speech. He said this year's theme will be values.

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