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."
Cincinnati Council will likely approve a modified chronic nuisance ordinance Wednesday that should settle a lawsuit filed against the city on the issue.
“This is an agreement that the city and that particular property owner were able to work out,” said Wendell Young, chairman of Council’s public safety committee. “It appears that the other property owners think this is also a good deal, so there should not be a lot of controversy about this.”
Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee holds one of its last scheduled meetings Tuesday before a new mayor and council take office on December 1st. The group faces a busy agenda since many sessions in September and October were canceled.
The group is expected to approve several incentives packages that will bring new jobs and new housing to the city.
Cincinnati Council Members will have some extra time to campaign for re-election this fall. The group voted Wednesday to cancel half of its scheduled meetings for the rest of the term which ends on December 1st.
There will only be seven sessions in the next five months. That compares to the 14 that would ordinarily be held.
Council will meet as follows: August 7th, September 11th, September 25th, October 9th, November 13th, November 20th and November 27th.
Member P.G. Sittenfeld was the only one voting “no” on the plan.