Cincinnati City Council member speaks out against atrium

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - One Cincinnati City Council member is speaking out against a wedding atrium project planned at Cincinnati City Hall.

P.G. Sittenfeld, along with other city leaders, held a press conference on Monday saying that the money should be used to help offset the cuts to several business and housing projects in the city.

These include the hundreds of thousands in cuts to programs like the Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program, the Single Family Home Ownership Development Program and the Rental Rehab and Homeless to Homes Programs.

Those who support the atrium project say the city pays nearly $800,000 a year to upkeep city hall. They say the cost could be offset by renting out the atrium space.

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