Parking lease

City parking
5:05 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Cincinnati wants quick decision in parking lease appeal

Cincinnati is asking the Ohio First District Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments concerning the city's parking lease plan on either April 18th or 22nd. 


The city would like a decision by May 1st. 


The city is proposing to file its brief with the court next Monday and for the opposing lawyers to provide their response by April 15th. 

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City parking
10:01 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Judge issues permanent injunction in city parking lease case

A Hamilton County judge is granting a permanent injunction stopping Cincinnati from moving ahead with its parking lease plan until voters have a chance to decide the issue. 

Judge Robert Winkler writes the essential issue in the case is whether the city's emergency clause in the lease ordinance precludes a referendum.  He concludes it does not.

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Local News
10:00 am
Thu March 28, 2013

How the parking referendum petition process works

Here's how it works:

The magic number is 8,522.

That is how many valid signatures of voters in the city of Cincinnati that opponents of the ordinance to lease out Cincinnati parking meters and garages need to place a referendum on the ordinance on the November ballot.

The petitions are filed with the city finance director. Amy Murray, a Republican city council candidate who is one of the leaders of the petition drive, said they plan to submit their signatures to the finance director on Tuesday of next week.

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City parking
12:23 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Judge extends restraining order on Cincy parking lease

A Hamilton County judge is extending a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Cincinnati officials from signing a proposal to lease most of the city's parking facilities to the Port Authority.  

Judge Robert Winkler issued the order Wednesday extending the TRO until April 3.  

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City parking
1:34 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Fate of Cincinnati parking lease now up to judge

Cincinnati attorney Terry Nestor (L) speaking with plaintiff attorney Curt Hartman before court hearing.
Sarah Ramsey

A Hamilton County Judge could decide next week whether Cincinnati residents will have a chance to vote on the city's plan to lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.  

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