Privatized Parking

At least one Cincinnati city councilman wants a public hearing on the recently uncovered criticism of the city’s parking lease. Charle Winburn is calling for the finance committee to investigate the circumstances of the opinion that privatizing the parking was a bad deal. City Manager Milton Dohoney claims the memo was kept under wraps, because […]

An information blitz is underway to win public support for Cincinnati’s parking system lease. Mayor Mark Mallory and city manager Milton Dohoney say residents won’t face more parking tickets. The port authority will have more control over the operation than in other cities. Voters will have their say in November. Recent Stories: Council’s Solution To […]

Mayor Mark Mallory is guaranteeing the layoffs of Cincinnati Police and Firefighters, if the city’s parking lease goes before voters. Mallory says the money generated from the lease of meters and lots is needed to meet the budget in July. Opponents of the plan must turn in petitions this week to get the issue on […]

Organizers of a referendum campaign, challenging Cincinnati’s parking lease deal, say they’ve collected 4,000 petition signatures. About 4,500 more are needed by April 6th to force a vote. Critics say the lease will jack up parking rates, but supporters point to additional money for Cincinnati’s budget. Recent Stories: Cincinnati Police Searches For Missing Teenager Ohio […]

The push is underway to put Cincinnati’s controversial parking system lease on a ballot. On Sunday, a petition drive was launched in Oakley Square, where dozens of people signed for a referendum in November. The group, Citizens Opposed to Additional Spending (COAST), is supporting the petition drive. They say Cincinnati city officials need to make […]

Cincinnati City Council will vote tomorrow on the plan to lease its parking operations to the port authority. Council’s finance committee has recommended approval, but only after dividing it into the lease approval. There’s also a separate measure for spending the parking revenue. The change makes the lease subject to being overturned by voters. Here’s […]

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 […]

The plan to lease Cincinnati’s parking operations appears to be on the fast track. City council could decide on the proposal next week, after another round of committee hearings. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority would pay 92 million dollars, upfront, to run the city’s parking lots and meters. This is an agreement that […]

Opponents of a plan to privatize Cincinnati’s parking operations are taking their protests to the streets. Dozens of community leaders passed out leaflets at businesses yesterday, claiming privately-owned parking meters would lead to higher rates and fewer customers. The city could earn as much as 150 million dollars upfront for leasing its parking lots and […]

Plans to privatize Cincinnati’s parking lots and meters are coming under fire from neighborhood groups. Business leaders in Hyde Park, Oakley, and other areas say putting parking in private hands will boost rates and end free weekend parking. The move is under consideration to fill a budget shortfall. Recent Stories: Oh Great, What Did Katt […]