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Cincinnati City Council could vote today on the lease of the city’s parking operations. Council leaders told local news that the finance committee has the issue on its agenda, with a vote taken if there are five “yes” votes for the plan. The Port Authority, and three private companies, would pay 92 million dollars upfront […]

Cincinnati’s City Manager is warning city council, and opponents of privatized parking, of the drastic cuts coming if the parking deal is not approved. Milton Dohoney wrote a memo to city council, outlining a list of all the budget cuts to take place should they choose not to accept the privatized parking deal. Some of […]

Yesterday, on The Lincoln Ware Show, Lincoln Ware was talking about a local news story that asked why no minorities have announced to run for mayor this year. Lincoln brought up a few names that he believed would have a good chance in being Mark Mallory’s successor. Although Lincoln believes the mayoral candidates, he listed, […]

Cincinnati City Council is exploring the idea of purchasing single open-air toliets for the city. Councilman Chris Seelbach is proposing to buy a single, open-air, restroom that is reportedly worth over $100,000. The restroom, made of graffiti-resistant material, would be powered by solar panels and be open 24 hours a day. While Seelbach suggests putting […]

Cincinnati City Council will get its first look today at the upcoming city budget. City manager Milton Dohoney‘s spending plan includes a $34 million dollar deficit, that he wants to close by privitizing the city’s parking lots. Next year’s budget does not recommend layoffs, and was crafted with public input to prioritize what residents say […]

Cincinnati City Council will vote this week on a 20 year master plan for the city. The livable communities committee approved a comprehensive plan yesterday. Public art, gathering spaces, and neighborhood improvements will be addressed Click here to read more. Recent Stories: Woman Runs Over Husband For Voting For Obama, Leaves Him Disfigured Twinkies, Ding […]

Cincinnati City Council is expected to give city manager, Milton Dohoney, his first raise in five years. Members will vote today on a 9% pay hike, and a $35,000 performance bonus for him. It was also agreed in Wednesday’s preliminary vote, that Dohoney will receive a severance package with 12 months’ salary and a year’s […]

Election day is getting closer and closer, and we here at WDBZ want to inform you about some of the issues that are on the ballot. If you live in the city limits of Cincinnati, one of the issues you’ll see on the ballot is issue 4. Issue 4 will give council members a four […]

Cincinnati City council will open debates this week on temporary funding for the streetcar project. Council’s budget committee will consider a plan to shift $29 million from other funds into other construction. City officials say the funding will prevent construction delays, while negotiating utility lines relocation issues with Duke Energy. Recent Stories: Cincinnati Park Board […]

Cincinnati homeowners will be paying more in property taxes next year. City council has voted to increase the rate to pay for several building projects. The owner of a $100,000 home will see taxes increase by about $10 a year. However, the increase does not cover any of the city’s budget deficit. Click here to […]

It may be the beginning of May, but Cincinnati city officials are already prioritizing the funding for next year’s city budget. Yesterday they met with consultants, who gathered opinion from residents on how they would like their tax dollars spent. One of the programs that could receive more funding next year is “CIRV“, the Cincinnati […]

If anyone was expecting an open forum at last night’s Cincinnati City Council special session, they would’ve been disappointed. Last night, in a special council meeting scheduled by Chris Smitherman and Charlie Winburn, police chief James Craig addressed the council members on the rise in violent crime. Other council members present at the meeting were […]