City spending en Cincinnati budgets presentations starting sooner rather than later <p>Cincinnati budget officials are working to put together the city's spending plan for the next fiscal year.&nbsp; Department heads will likely begin making presentations to Council about their budgets in two weeks. &nbsp;<br /><br />Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Charlie Winburn had suggested those half hour presentations start at the end of May.&nbsp; But council members wanted more time for the process so the schedule was changed.<br /><br />Council member Kevin Flynn asked for the additional time.&nbsp; He said the previous schedule was not aggressive enough.<br /> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:56:37 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25475 at Cincinnati projected deficit for FY2015 is $16 million <p>Cincinnati officials are showing a nearly $16 million General Fund deficit for the next budget year starting July 1st.</p><p>The information is contained in a tentative tax budget city council's Budget and Finance Committee will consider during a public hearing on January 6th.&nbsp; The document must be provided to the Hamilton County Auditor by January 20th.&nbsp; That office will use it to set the property tax millage rate for 2015 based on estimated property valuation.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:51:29 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20924 at Cincinnati projected deficit for FY2015 is $16 million Cincy Council majority ready to restore some budget cuts <p>Six Cincinnati Council Members are ready to restore about $4 million to the recently approved city budget after better than anticipated revenue collections for May and June. &nbsp;<br><br>The funds will be used for things like recreation, parks, human services and the health department.&nbsp; Council Member Laure Quinlivan said there's added money for parks too, which was a popular topic during public hearings in May.<br> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:01:09 +0000 Jay Hanselman 15568 at Cincy Council majority ready to restore some budget cuts Cincinnati Council approves budget by 5-4 vote <p>Cincinnati Council officially balanced the budget Thursday for the next fiscal year that begins in a just a few weeks.&nbsp; But once again the plan relies heavily on one-time sources and juggling other funds to close a $35 million deficit. &nbsp;<br><br>There are no police and fire layoffs, but some 60 other city employees will be out of work. &nbsp;<br><br>Residents can also expect some city services to be affected... plus two recreation centers will close and five city swimming pools will be shut down after this summer. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:14:48 +0000 Jay Hanselman 13207 at Cincinnati Council approves budget by 5-4 vote Final Cincinnati budget vote Thursday <p>Right now eight of the nine Cincinnati Council Members are supporting a budget plan that prevents any layoffs in the police and fire departments.&nbsp; The Budget and Finance Committee approved the budget motion Wednesday.&nbsp; But those numbers may change some when final votes are taken Thursday. &nbsp;<br><br>But about 60 other city workers will get pink slips in a few weeks and some services will be scaled back in order to close a $35 million general fund deficit. &nbsp;<br> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:22:24 +0000 Jay Hanselman 13143 at Final Cincinnati budget vote Thursday