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Cranley: All residents entitled to park on OTR streets

Mayor Cranley vetoed the OTR parking plan after it passed on 5-4 vote by City Council Wednesday. (Photo provided) Mayor Cranley vetoed the OTR parking plan after it passed on 5-4 vote by City Council Wednesday. (Photo provided)
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OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - Exercising his first veto since taking office in 2013, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley quashed a plan Wednesday that would have changed residential parking in Over-the-Rhine.

Cranley's veto came after City Council narrowly approved it in a 5-4 vote.

Residents who purchased $108 annual permits would have 450 new designated spots. Rent subsidized residents would pay $18 annually. There would also be a one-per-person and two-per-home limit to buying the permits.

But the mayor said residents who already pay for streets shouldn't have to shell out more to park on them, too. There are about 1,200 parking spaces in OTR.

"In the interests of basic fairness to all Cincinnatians, I am vetoing this Over-the-Rhine residential parking plan," Cranley announced. "Cincinnati taxpayers from all neighborhoods paid for the public streets in OTR and, therefore, all Cincinnatians deserve an opportunity to park on the streets they paid to build and maintain."

The veto means no residential parking plan is in effect for Over-The-Rhine,  and the spots that would've been designated for residential parking will remain open for public use.

In the City of Cincinnati, it takes six votes by Cincinnati City Council to overturn a mayoral veto. 

Tune in to FOX19 NOW at 8 a.m. Thursday. Cranley will be live in our studio to discuss his veto and what's next for parking in OTR.

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