Parking lease

City Parking
9:36 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Cincinnati parking lease heads back to court

A Hamilton County Judge will hear arguments Friday morning before deciding whether to issue a permanent injunction that would prevent Cincinnati from moving forward with a parking lease Council approved last week. 
 
Judge Robert Winkler issued a temporary restraining order just minutes after the council vote.
 

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City parking
3:05 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Judge sets hearing for next week on Cincinnati parking lease

Cincinnati parking worker on 13th Street.
Sarah Ramsey

A Hamilton County Judge will hear arguments next Friday to decide whether to issue a permanent injunction preventing Cincinnati from moving forward with a parking lease Council approved Wednesday.  

Judge Robert Winkler denied a city motion Friday to dissolve a temporary restraining order he issued just minutes after the council vote.  

Attorney Curt Hartman, representing the citizens who filed the complaint, said there are a couple issues for the judge to decide.

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City parking
5:04 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Cincinnati Council approves parking plan; opponents file restraining order

Cincinnati's controversial plan to lease most of its parking facilities is now moving to a courtroom. 

A Hamilton County judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the plan and has set a hearing for March 15th. Read the full complaint.

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City parking
5:45 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Cincinnati parking lease clears another hurdle

Cincinnati Council will be meeting Tuesday evening to likely give a second reading to the legislation needed to let the city lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority. 

Council rules say ordinances must be fully and distinctly read by title on three different days unless three-fourths of the members suspend the rule.  It takes seven votes to do that and it nearly always happens.  But not with the controversial parking issue. 

The Council is likely to vote on the issue Wednesday afternoon during its regular meeting. 

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City parking
12:31 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Seelbach releases alternative plan to leasing parking

Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach
City website

Update: Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach Friday released a different plan to balance the city's budget without leasing the city's parking facilities. 

He posted the plan on his Facebook page.

His plan includes nearly $5 million in spending cuts, redirects anticipated casino revenues to help the troubled general fund, and puts two issues on the ballot for voters to consider. 

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