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Harry Black marks one year as City Manager

(Source: Mike Buckingham, FOX19 NOW) (Source: Mike Buckingham, FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

City Manager Harry Black commemorated being one year in office Tuesday.

Since he assumed the position last September, Black says he's proud of what he's seen the city accomplish, something he attributes to collaboration among leaders.

He did, however, acknowledge the increase in gun violence, seen so far this year.

"We're not immune to what I refer to as the national epidemic of an uptick in gun-related crimes. We have all the pertinent pieces in place here in Cincinnati, we have the foundation to be successful in fighting crime and making our streets safe, we just have to continue to work it, push at it, we'll see the benefits over time," Black said.

Black specifically emphasized several things he's proud of, most notably his 'city- stat' innovation lab, which is designed to help streamline, and simplify Cincinnati's functionality. specifically how the city uses tax dollars.

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