Cecil Thomas

Public safety
1:40 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Council Member wants metal detectors back at Cincinnati City Hall

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council Member wants to reinstall metal detectors at the entrance to City Hall.  

Cecil Thomas said in a press release the current protocol of having people sign a register as they enter the building doesn't deter violence.  He said anyone could carry a weapon into the building.
Thomas points out federal and county public facilities use metal detectors.  

Economic development
3:34 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Council members concerned about project near UC

Rendering of USquare at the Loop near the UC campus.
From Towne Properties website

Some Cincinnati Council Members have serious problems with the subcontractors working on a major economic development project near the University of Cincinnati campus.


Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young visited the USquare at the Loop construction site last week and talked to some of the workers. 


The council members alleged some of the subcontractors are not paying workers the state mandated prevailing wage and the employees are not paying city income taxes. 


They said that's cost the city about $500,000 so far.

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