Next year, if you’re in city limits and you want your trash to be picked up, you will have to pay $20.50 a month to the city of Cincinnati. This is just one of the several measures city manager Milton Dohoney has proposed to city council to make up for a 60 million dollar budget deficit. Dohoney explains that until the city can find greater sources of revenue, a trash collection fee is one of the few options they have.
The belt will be on very tight for the city’s government, as many cuts have been proposed. Some of these cuts include the closing of 19 swimming pools : including Bond Hill, Bush, Camp Washington, Dempsey,Dickman, Evanston, Fairview, Hartwell, Lincoln, Madisonville, McKie, Millvale, Mt. Adams, Mt. Washington, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, Ryan, Winton Hills and Ziegler. In addition to the pools, the manager proposed closing Camp Washington and Carthage swimming pools. Cincinnatians will not only have less recreation available, but also less public safety. The manager proposed cutting 144 firefighters and 131 police officers. Watch this video to hear Mayor Mallory and City Manager Dohoney’s remarks.
Read more of what’s in the 2011 Cincinnati city budget by clicking the link below