Tuesday, February 19 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-02-20 02:56:58 GMT
City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. is presenting 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.Full Story >
We got our first look at the proposed private parking plan. See what it means to your parking inside this story. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:57:01 GMT
Police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in Pleasant Ridge. Officers stopped a speeding car and found the passenger suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim says he was shot on RidgewayFull Story >
Police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in Pleasant Ridge.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:52:42 GMT
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading. The fire started in the garage of a home on Clark Road at around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. The flames never spread to the house, but the homeFull Story >
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:46:08 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:41:52 GMT
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement. On both Monday and Tuesday of this week, a man was in the area of W. Collins and N. West Street just before 3 p.m. TheFull Story >
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement.Full Story >
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:Full Story >
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
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 would maintain ownership and a share of profits, whoever wins the bid would operate and maintain all of the city's parking meters and most of the city's garages and surface lots.
The City Administration argues a third party can invest in technology more efficiently and the partnership would provide a source of immediate funding for other city budget priorities. The city manager argues privatization could create a long term revenue stream while avoiding a tax hike or cutting services.
"I'm of course going to await more details but my first reaction is this might be penny wise and pound foolish," City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld told FOX19 Friday.
Sittenfeld questions whether privatizing parking would just be another short-term budget fix.
"Cincinnati needs to achieve a structurally balanced budget and not keep depending on one time sources," he argued.
The Administration cites cities like Chicago and Indianapolis as models to study ‘best practices and lessons learned'.
"In other cities, this has made parking more expensive for citizens and this is right now a steady revenue stream for the city," Sittenfeld said.
The City Administration says they would require the winning bidder to interview current parking system employees and try to find the rest jobs in other city departments.
Friday a representative from ASFCME, the union that represents those workers, told FOX19 they are ‘adamantly opposed to any privatization of public services'.
"I would say let's look at how we can create a revenue stream and then do it ourselves so it's an even more powerful revenue stream while still keeping the rates at a reasonable level," Sittenfeld argued.
AFSCME will also have the opportunity to bid on the work, going head-to-head with private bids. If the administration finds a partner to run the parking system it will present the agreement to council.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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