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Marijuana decriminalization has majority support on Cincinnati City Council but stalls

A majority of Cincinnati City Council and Mayor John Cranley back an ordinance they say would decriminalize marijuana within the city, but it could not get a vote Wednesday after opponents blocked it. Council members David Mann, a Democrat, and Amy .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019

Did City Council support latest payment to Cincinnati’s former city manager?

Four members of the Cincinnati City Council opposed and three backed the city administration’s deal to give former City Manager Harry Black an additional $370,000 to avoid a lawsuit over his forced resignation in April......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 11th, 2018

Greater Cincinnati city among 5 in Ohio to approve decriminalization of marijuana

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Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 8th, 2018

FCC offers West End residents a new deadline to leave – if they make a deal

FC Cincinnati is offering the residents of two properties it now owns in the West End a new deadline to leave, but only if they sign an agreement with the club by the end of May. The residents’ status could be key to an City Council vote next week.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2019

NEA awards $160K to five Cincinnati arts groups

The Ohio Arts Council has received a grant of more than $1 million from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is also awarding five Greater Cincinnati organizations with $160,000 in direct grants. The OAC will receive $1,007,950 to help support art.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2019

West End residents call for council to block FC Cincinnati stadium plan

FC Cincinnati and the residents of three West End buildings acquired by the club have yet to reach a deal on their status, according to a Tuesday news release that also urged the Cincinnati City Council to reject an amendment needed to the stadium.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 1st, 2019

FC Cincinnati to meet with West End residents, won’t comply with council motion

Jeff Berding, president and general manager of FC Cincinnati, said the team will meet as soon as possible with residents of two buildings near its more than $250 million stadium but it won’t comply with Cincinnati City Council’s motion to move residen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 26th, 2019

In late evening vote, council funds Columbia Parkway fixes

In a rare, late-evening session, the Cincinnati City Council on Wednesday funded $17 million in repairs to Columbia Parkway. The fixes should last for the next three decades. The compromise reached by council and Mayor John Cranley spent all of the mone.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 24th, 2019

Think tank wants 5-cent fee on carryout paper bags

The Citizens Budget Commission has come out in support of legislation that would impose a 5-cent fee on most paper carryout bags. In written testimony submitted to the City Council Committee on... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 21st, 2019

New city rules on short-term rentals head for council approval

 After months of discussion, new rules for short-term rentals in the city are headed for approval by the Cincinnati City Council.  Council’s budget and finance committee unanimously to send the rules to the full council. The committee’s approval t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 15th, 2019

Council bars employers from testing would-be workers for marijuana

The City Council moved Tuesday to bar most businesses, nonprofits and agencies from screening job applicants for marijuana use. The measure, sponsored by newly-minted Public Advocate , includes... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 11th, 2019

Fritz cites smart spending and equal opportunities as achievements on Portland"s council

Commissioner Amanda Fritz’s time on the Portland City Council is up next year, and instead of seeking another term she plans to retire. She said Monday she considers her support for sound city budgets and the Office of Equity and Human Rights a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2019

How the city plans to pay for Columbia Parkway fix

The city of Cincinnati is proposing to pay for $17 million in fixes to landslides along Columbia Parkway by issuing bonds backed by three revenue sources, the city’s budget director told City Council members on Monday. Under the proposal: $6.2.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2019

Twelve of 17 Philadelphia council members get a zero on business scorecard

In this week’s cover story, I looked at what the Philadelphia business community is (and is not) doing to support more business-friendly candidates on City Council leading up to the May 21 primary election. The reason so many leaders are quietly se.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 4th, 2019

Council approves incentives to support 213 potential jobs for downtown Greensboro

The city of Greensboro agreed today to kick-in $426,000 in incentives to support a project that could potentially bring 213 jobs to downtown Greensboro. In a March 15 special meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the incentives to h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

Americans ‘High’ on Legalization of Marijuana

Americans ‘High’ on Legalization of Marijuana A new poll reveals that a high majority of American voters support the legalization of marijuana in the United States. The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,193 American voters nationwid.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsApr 26th, 2018

Bill to handicap Uber introduced in City Council

A bill that would single out yellow cabs' competitors for new regulations was introduced in the City Council Wednesday, as one group of taxi drivers and owners rallied outside in support of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 25th, 2018

Real estate group opposes CodeNext"s final draft as petition is certified, hearings to begin

The Real Estate Council of Austin doesn't support the third and final draft of CodeNext; they say it doesn't do enough to boost boost transit or affordable housing, or simplify the city's permitting process......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 24th, 2018

Five things you need to know today, and is GE prelude for Procter?

Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Black resigns ahead of council vote Just ahead of a Saturday special Cincinnati City Council meeting that was to discuss his te.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 23rd, 2018

States Are Foggy On How to Regulate Marijuana | Opinion

Polls show that 64 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. But, despite the majority support, there’s no clear consensus on how it should be regulated......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 22nd, 2018

City Manager Harry Black resigns ahead of council vote

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black submitted his resignation on Saturday morning ahead of a special city council meeting that was scheduled to discuss his termination. A special meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m., and Black's resignation was receiv.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 21st, 2018