Cincinnati's proposed budget cuts funding for a program that guides revitalization and growth activities in some of the city's neighborhood business districts.
The all-volunteer group has received about $1 to $3 million a year from the city for many years. But the currently proposed spending plan cuts a large chunk of city capital money for Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United.
The numbers point to a safer Cincinnati, but the perception for many is that some neighborhoods still aren't. Just today District Three Police Captain Dan Gerard took members of the Board of Realtors on a tour of Price Hill, where crime is at its lowest in ten years.
We continue our discussion on the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP), and how local community organizations are working with city departments and various funding sources, with Cincinnati City Senior Community Development Analyst Ethel Cogen, Huntington Bank Vice President for Community Development Elizabeth Sherwood, and
The 12th Annual Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit, presented by Invest in Neighborhoods, takes place on Saturday, February 22 at Xavier University's Cintas Center and features many workshops and presentations designed to help community leaders and volunteers improve their neighborhoods and to make them healthier, more attractive and vibrant.
The Summit has enlisted the help of experts and professionals to teach participants some best practices. The sessions are intended for individuals fairly new to neighborhood activity as well as for those who have more experience.