A Cincinnati Council Member wants to expand a pilot program that requires banks to register their foreclosed properties with the city. Right now it's being used in East and West Price Hill, Westwood, College Hill and Madisonville.
P.G. Sittenfeld said it has worked and the program is self-sustaining. He said banks are taking better care of the properties they own and the fees are generating enough revenue to pay for it.
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Cincinnati Council Members will have some extra time to campaign for re-election this fall. The group voted Wednesday to cancel half of its scheduled meetings for the rest of the term which ends on December 1st.
There will only be seven sessions in the next five months. That compares to the 14 that would ordinarily be held.
Council will meet as follows: August 7th, September 11th, September 25th, October 9th, November 13th, November 20th and November 27th.
Member P.G. Sittenfeld was the only one voting “no” on the plan.