Fri November 29, 2013
Mayor-elect Cranley names committee chairs
Cincinnati Mayor-elect John Cranley Friday released his list of city council committees and who will be the chairpersons of those committees. The full Council could approve them Sunday.
The new streetcar committee is scheduled to meet Monday at noon. A press release said the group will "consider a proposal aimed at pausing streetcar spending and implementing a comprehensive, objective review of the project in order to determine the true cost of cancellation vs. continuation."
The full Council will meet Monday at 3 p.m. to consider the proposal from the streetcar committee.
Mayor-elect Cranley campaigned against the streetcar and vowed to stop the project is elected.
COMMITTEES, JURISDICTIONS, AND CHAIRS
- Budget and Finance Committee; Chair Charlie Winburn
Jurisdiction: Budget, appropriations, bonds, financial reporting, federal and state grants, sale and lease of property, health, pension and tax policies.
- Law and Public Safety Committee; Chair Christopher Smitherman
Jurisdiction: Police, fire, safety policies, citizen complaint authority, and liquor licenses.
- Neighborhoods Committee; Chair David Mann
Jurisdiction: Zoning, planning neighborhood corridors, utility planning, neighborhood business districts, parks and recreation, housing, Neighborhood Enhancement Program, and community councils.
- Education and Entrepreneurship Committee; Chair PG Sittenfeld
Jurisdiction: Education, Pre-School Promise, community colleges, university relations, CPS relationship, SBE, small business, venture capital (Cintrifuse, Brandery, etc.), entrepreneurialism, business start-up incubation, workforce development, and job training.
- Human Services, Youth and Arts Committee; Chair Yvette Simpson
Jurisdiction: Human Services, youth issues, summer jobs, homelessness, poverty task force, arts and culture.
- Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee; Chair Amy Murray
Jurisdiction: Major transportation and infrastructure projects including, but not limited to, Eastern Corridor, 1-71/MLK Interchange, I-75 Corridor, public transit, Shared Services, SORTA, Hamilton County TID, OKI, DCI, tourism, marketing and special events, and the Chamber of Commerce.
- Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee; Chair Christopher Smitherman
Jurisdiction: Development Agreements, residential and commercial development processes, inclusion policies, downtown development, casino development, Port Authority, Infrastructure and GO Cincinnati.
- Rules and Audit Committee; Chair Kevin Flynn
Jurisdiction: Comprehensive Charter and election reform, Council rules and procedures, audit, City Manager appointment and review, and committee memberships.
- Streetcar Committee; Chair David Mann