Parking lease

City parking
11:35 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Attorneys: No stay in parking case

Not surprisingly the attorneys who successfully challenged the Cincinnati parking lease in court are opposed to the city's request for a judge to stay his decision from last month.  

Lawyers Curt Hartman and Chris Finney filed a response in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Thursday.  

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
8:06 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Referendum petition on parking lease successful

Sarah Ramsey

Opponents of Cincinnati's parking lease plan have enough valid signatures to place the city ordinance on the November ballot.

Hamilton County Board of Elections director Amy Searcy said election officials have checked about two-thirds of the 19,803 signatures submitted by opponents of the plan to outsource Cincinnati parking meters and garages and 8,727 signatures were from registered Cincinnati voters.

Opponents of the parking lease needed 8,522 signatures to place the ordinance on the ballot.

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City parking
4:18 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Cincinnati wants judge to stay parking decision

Cincinnati is asking a Hamilton County judge to stay his decision on the city's parking lease while the case is appealed.  

The city said the judge's decision has made it impossible for Council to pass a law that takes effect immediately.

The city argues the First District Court of Appeals has already ruled a stay in favor of the government applies even in referendum cases.  

Judge Robert Winkler issued an opinion two weeks ago barring the city from moving forward with the lease until residents get a chance to vote.  

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city parking
2:19 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Appeals court schedule for Cincy parking plan

An appeals court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Cincinnati's parking lease May 6th. 


The First District Court of Appeals released a filing Wednesday with the schedule for the case.


The city will have to have submit its brief by April 19th and lawyers representing the residents who oppose the parking plan will have to respond by April 29th. 


The court also said those briefs could be no more than 20 pages long.  That split the difference between the two sides.  The city had suggested a 15 page limit and the opposing lawyers wanted 25. 

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City parking
12:31 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Supporters of Cincy parking lease say 'don't sign petitions'

City worker issuing a parking ticket on 12th Street.
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati's Mayor and the five Council Members who voted for the controversial parking lease proposal are asking residents to get the facts before signing petitions to put the measure on the ballot.  

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