John Cranley http://wmub.org en Should Cincinnati's Mayor Have More Power? http://wmub.org/post/should-cincinnatis-mayor-have-more-power <p>The mayor of a city can be considered its chief executive officer. But the power that office holds is determined by a city’s rules or charter, which defines what a mayor can, and cannot, do. Cincinnati adopted a “strong mayor” system of government 15 years ago. Now Cincinnati <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/council/council-members/council-member-christopher-smitherman/" target="_blank">Councilman Christopher Smitherman</a> is exploring another change, to what some call an “executive mayor” system. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25559 at http://wmub.org Should Cincinnati's Mayor Have More Power? Mayor Cranley on parking and other issues http://wmub.org/post/mayor-cranley-parking-and-other-issues <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Friday discussions are still taking place on the future of the city's parking system.&nbsp; He announced his plan earlier this week that would keep the city in charge, upgrade all meters and use the additional revenues for basic services. &nbsp;<br /><br />Cranley said the first step in the process is dropping or revising the previous parking lease agreement with the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.<br /> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:45:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23137 at http://wmub.org Mayor Cranley on parking and other issues Cincinnati adding cops to stem this year's tide of homicides http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-adding-cops-stem-years-tide-homicides <p>In an effort to stem the homicides that have plagued the city first the first of the year, Cincinnati police will increase police overtime, hire officers away from other departments, add a recruit class and revive a gang unit, Mayor Cranley and Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said this morning.</p><p>“We want people of this city to know that help is on the way,’’ Cranley said at a city hall press conference packed with neighborhood and community leaders, council members and police officers.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:30:45 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 22628 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati adding cops to stem this year's tide of homicides Cincinnati Council to decide streetcar's fate Thursday http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-council-decide-streetcars-fate-thursday <p><strong>Update 12/18/13 @ 9:30 PM:&nbsp; </strong></p><p>Cincinnati Council will likely vote Thursday on whether the city's controversial streetcar project will continue.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction has been on hold since December 4th.&nbsp; Now the group will decide whether to let work resume or finally pull the plug on the plan.&nbsp;</p><p>So far the city has spent $34 million on the streetcar project.&nbsp; An independent audit firm reported Wednesday it will cost anywhere from $16 to $46 million to cancel the streetcar or about $69 million to complete it.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:19:09 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 20931 at http://wmub.org Feds say no to Cranley on extending streetcar funding deadline http://wmub.org/post/feds-say-no-cranley-extending-streetcar-funding-deadline <p>Federal transit officials Friday morning refused Mayor John Cranley's request to extend the Dec. 19 deadline for pulling $45 million in federal money from the streetcar project.</p><p>But the mayor's spokesman, Jay Kincaid, says Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff did agree to talk to pro-streetcar advocates to allow them to make a pitch for more time.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:57:58 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 20761 at http://wmub.org Feds say no to Cranley on extending streetcar funding deadline