Mayor Mark Mallory held a round-table meeting Tuesday to discuss the benefits of the city's halted parking plan and to clear up perceived misconceptions about the plan. The Mayor and Administration argueMore >>
Mayor Mark Mallory held a round-table meeting Tuesday to discuss the benefits of the city's halted parking plan and to clear up perceived misconceptions.More >>
Opponents of the Cincinnati parking plan appear to have reached enough valid signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. Now, police and firefighters are bracing for potential cuts.More >>
Opponents of the Cincinnati parking plan appear to have reached enough valid signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. Now, police and firefighters are bracing for potential cuts. More >>
A Hamilton Co. Judge issued a permanent injunction on the City's privatized parking plan on Thursday. With that ruling, the process of laying off workers, including police and firefighters, could soon be underway.More >>
A Hamilton County Judge issued a permanent injunction on the City of Cincinnati's plan to privatize parking on Thursday. In response, a frustrated mayor reacted to the ruling.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati city leaders had their parking plan appeal heard in court on Monday.
The administration argues its plan would modernize the parking system and bring in a steady stream of revenue to close future budget gaps and fund downtown development. As part of the plan, the city would receive $92 million up front and $3 million each year.
Opponents of privatized parking believe all the money generated would be spent in just a couple of years and is jeopardizing the city's long term future.
A petition was delivered to City Hall with enough valid signatures to put the issue on the November ballot. Judge Robert Winkler issued a permanent injunction on the plan in March, prohibiting the city from moving forward.
As a result, the City
is appealing the judge's ruling that the issue needs to be passed by voters in November.
is a side story. This city's ability to adopt legislation and have it become
effective immediately is important to the ongoing operation, and it is the
city's ability to respond to it's citizens needs," argued City Solicitor John Curp.
However, an activist from the Cincinnati's west side, Pete Witte, disagreed.
on the city's charter that they have misinterpreted for quite some time the use
of emergency ordinance, and this case finally brought it to a head. We believe
not only have they used it incorrectly, but they've been abusing it all along," said Witte.
three judge panel should have a ruling on the appeal soon.