Friday, February 8 2013 8:39 PM EST2013-02-09 01:39:14 GMT
City of Cincinnati mayoral candidate John Cranley is challenging Vice Mayor and mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls to a debate over the city's proposal to privatize its parking. Under the proposal the city wouldFull Story >
City of Cincinnati mayoral candidate John Cranley is challenging Vice Mayor and mayoral candidate Roxanne Qualls to a debate over the city's proposal to privatize its parking.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 12 2012 4:34 PM EST2012-12-12 21:34:41 GMT
Literature handed out at outsourced parking protest on Wednesday
One Cincinnati City Council member spoke out against leasing the city's parking system on Wednesday. Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld called a press conference on Wednesday morning to highlight the negativeFull Story >
Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld called a press conference on Wednesday morning to highlight the negative impact outsourcing would have on neighborhood business districts.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 11 2012 6:01 AM EST2012-12-11 11:01:11 GMT
On Monday, Cincinnati authorities said they're tired of finding parking meters beheaded. More than 175 meter tops have been taken since June. Most of the thefts have occurred in Over-the-Rhine, accordingFull Story >
More than 175 meter tops have been taken since June and police say most of the thefts have occurred in Over-the-Rhine.
Saturday, December 1 2012 10:24 PM EST2012-12-02 03:24:58 GMT
Cincinnati city officials are considering a proposal to lease the city's parking meters, garages and lots to a private company, but the plan is coming under fire by critics who say it could greatly increaseFull Story >
Cincinnati city officials are considering a proposal to lease the city's parking meters, garages and lots to a private company, but the plan is coming under fire by critics who say it could greatly increase parking prices.Full Story >
Tuesday, November 27 2012 6:45 AM EST2012-11-27 11:45:39 GMT
Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney presented his proposed budget for 2013 on Monday, in an effort to offset a $34 million deficit. Among his recommendations were to lease city owned parking lotsFull Story >
Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney presented his proposed budget for 2013 on Monday, in an effort to offset a $34 million deficit.Full Story >
Friday, October 26 2012 6:06 PM EDT2012-10-26 22:06:29 GMT
Cincinnati's City Manager announced in a memo Friday that the Administration is looking for a private company to come in and take over management of the city's parking services. While the city wouldFull Story >
Cincinnati's City Manager announced in a memo Friday that the Administration is looking for a private company to come in and take over management of the city's parking services.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:31 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. presented details of the administration's proposed plan for the city's parking facilities to City Council's Budget and Finance Committee at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
The administration is pursuing a public-private partnership option to overhaul the city's parking system.
In this proposal, the city would get $92 million up front and $3 million in payments each year.
Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls tweeted photos of the proposal, detailing some of the changes that would be put into motion if the plan passes.
One major change would be that meters would be monitored from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Cincinnati Business District and from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Cincinnati's neighborhoods.
Right now, the meters are only monitored until 6:00 p.m. With meter hours extended, some
Hyde Park Square businesses feel customers will be deterred.
just don't think it would be good for the commerce on the square just because
people are going to be upset about paying so much," explained Candy
Maifeld, who works at a salon in Hyde Park Square.
Sundays and holidays would remain free, as well as the first 10 minutes you are parked at downtown meters where it supports business growth. The city says they will have the opportunity to turn the meters off for big events, like Taste of Cincinnati.
The proposal states that the parking rates would actually be set by the Port Authority, in a public-public partnership. On-street parking will be operated by the contractor Xerox, parking garages by Denison Parking.
The proposal shows the on street parking in the business district staying at $2 an hour initially and the neighborhoods going up to $0.75 an hour after the meters are upgraded. That's a $0.25 increase. Officials say the rates are capped.
One neighborhood resident reacted to the proposal. "Well they can't really get any worse
over in Clifton!" said Lauren Simon, a resident there. "It's already 25 cents
for seven minutes. So, it can't get any worse than that. I don't drive around.
If you find parking in Clifton, you don't move it."
If you have three unpaid tickets, you can get a boot put on your car. The provider says the boot is high tech and comes right off when you pay your tickets.
The city would get the parking meters back in 30 years, the garages in 50 years.
The City of Cincinnati tweeted that the $92 million up front sum would be used for projects like the MLK interchange, Smale Park and Wasson Way, along with budget stabilization and reserves.
Part of the funds would also go toward a proposed 30-story building at Fourth and Race streets that would house luxury apartments, parking spaces and a grocery store.
No action was taken on the proposal on Tuesday.
Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, committee chair, said the committee will hold two public hearings to get public comment on the administration's proposal.
The first hearing will be next Monday, February 25 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Room 300 City Hall; the second hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at a location to be announced later this week.
For more information about the city's parking plan, click here.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >