making a move to buy up the city’s parking services. Cincinnati is
pursuing parking privatizationas a way of balancing the budget. If it accepts the Port Authority’s deal, the city will get $40 million upfront, and $21 million of that will be used to help plug the $34 million deficit in the 2013 budget. Port Authority also promised 50 percent of future profits. The Port Authority proposal is only one of nine Cincinnati’s government has received since it announced its plan. CityBeat criticized the city’s budget plan in
this week’s commentary.
stabilize the stadium fund. Democratic Commissioner Todd Portune suggested the idea, and Board President Greg Hartmann says it might be the only solution. Republican Chris Monzel is against it. Sales taxes are notoriously regressive, while the property tax rebate disproportionately favors the wealthy. Portune claims the 0.25-percent sales tax hike would be more spread out than a property tax rollback, essentially impacting low-income families less than the alternative. CityBeat previously covered the stadium fund and its problems
a 77 out of 100on city services, laws and policies and how they affect LGBT individuals. Cleveland tied with Cincinnati, and Columbus beat out both with an 83. It's clear Ohio is making progress on same-sex issues, but will Ohioans approve same-sex marriage in 2013 ?
force a vote in the Ohio legislature. CityBeat previously wrote about
Republicans’ renewed anti-abortion agenda.
not liking the idea of new fracking waste wells. About 100 protesters in Athens were escorted out of an information session from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for loudly disputing a proposal to build more waste wells. Fracking, which is also called hydraulic fracturing, is a drilling technique that pumps water underground to draw out oil and gas. Waste wells are used to dispose of the excess water.
One reason Ohio's online schools are so costly is advertising. CityBeat previously looked into
online schools, their costs and their problems.
as long as it’s mutual and civil.
more flexibilityin making up snow days and other sudden disruptions in the school year. The bill changes school year requirements from day measurements to hour measurements.
don’t know they have the deadly disease. CityBeat covered a new University of Cincinnati push meant to clamp down on rising HIV rates among youth in
this week’s news story.
a boom due to Obamacare, according to Bloomberg.
glows brighter than our entire galaxy.
doesn’t melt at 104 degrees.