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Meeting Name: Budget and Finance Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/12/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, Room 300
PUBLIC HEARING City Manager recommended American Rescue Plan
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Public Hearing Notice
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202101272 11.FYI MemoFYI MEMO, dated 03/24/2021, submitted by Councilmember Mann, from Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, regarding Funding Priorities for Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.Held  Action details Video Video
202101408 12.FYI MemoFYI MEMO, dated 04/08/2021, submitted by Councilmember Mann, from Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, regarding Funding Priorities for Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund - Additional Details.Held  Action details Not available
202101309 13.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Goodin, Vice Mayor Smitherman and Councilmember Sundermann, Each year, Council offices receive several requests from constituents for “speed humps” to slow down traffic on the streets where they live. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, the Department of Transportation Engineering’s (DOTE) Neighborhood Street Calming Program that provides the speed humps has not been funded since FY2018. WE MOVE that $100,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act be allocated to fund the DOTE’s Neighborhood Street Calming Program for 2022.Held  Action details Not available
202101310 14.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $350,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act to the non-profit organization, The Mark, created by to assist with the stabilization and purchase of St. Mark Church, 3500 Montgomery Rd. in Evanston. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Held  Action details Not available
202101311 15.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council fund the City’s HARBOR (Homeowner Assistance Repairs and Building Order Remission) program with $2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to give financial assistance to low-income and moderate-income, owner-occupied homeowners who receive housing code violations on their property. WE FURTHER MOVE that the HARBOR program continue to work with People Working Cooperatively and maintain the HARBOR program’s existing guidelines with one addition: The Department of Building & Inspections will consider including a provision where homeowners at or greater than 80% of the Area Median Income as determined by HUD are required to pay back the funds provided to them from the HARBOR Fund, so that such funds are distributed to them as a low-interest loan. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Held  Action details Not available
202101312 16.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for the City Council to deposit $50 million from the American Rescue Plan Act funds into the City of Cincinnati’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund that was established in 2018 from the sale of the Norfolk Railroad. WE FURTHER MOVE for each neighborhood community council annually to consider and recommend the transfer to the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, a portion of the 25 percent of the neighborhood’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars reserved for affordable housing. WE FURTHER MOVE for each neighborhood community council annually to consider and recommend the transfer to the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund a portion of the neighborhood’s Voluntary Tax Incentive Contribution Agreement (VTICA) funds reserved for affordable housing. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Held  Action details Not available
202101234 17.ReportREPORT, dated 4/7/2021, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, regarding the Department of Finance Report for the Month Ended February 28, 2021.Approve & File  Action details Not available
202101274 18.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 4/7/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in the amount of $4,000,000 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Office of Minority Health (CFDA 93.137), to support the Cincinnati Health Department’s ongoing efforts to slow transmission of COVID-19, minimize morbidity and mortality, and improve health outcomes within the most vulnerable communities.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202101275 19.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 4/7/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Grant of Encroachment Easement in favor of 5-11 Court Street, LLC, pursuant to which the City of Cincinnati will grant an encroachment easement to permit a fire escape upon the Prior Street public right-of-way in the Central Business District.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202101276 110.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 4/7/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with Daoud Realty, LLC, pursuant to which the City will lease for a five-year term a portion of Doerr Alley located south of Weaver Alley and north of Garfield Place; and MODIFYING Chapter 507, “One-Way Streets” of Title V, “Traffic Code,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by enacting new Section 507-1-D7, “Doerr Alley, south from West Ninth Street to Garfield Place” to provide for the safe and effective revitalization of Doerr Alley in the Central Business District.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202101277 111.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 4/7/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Grant of Encroachment Easements in favor of Warsaw Creative LLC, pursuant to which the City of Cincinnati will grant encroachment easements for existing projections upon the Considine Avenue public right-of-way in the East Price Hill neighborhood.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202101278 112.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 4/7/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Property Sale and Development Agreement with D-HAS Development, LLC pursuant to which the City of Cincinnati will sell, for $1.00, approximately 2.8484 acres of undeveloped land located at 1630 West North Bend Road in College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, for the construction of a private roadway, streetscape, a private community greenspace, and utility infrastructure to create buildable lots for eventual development of approximately 31 single-family. (MS. KEATING IS EXCUSED FROM VOTING ON THIS ITEM)Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202101300 113.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 4/7/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer and return to source of the sum of $51,500 from a certain capital improvement program project account to the unappropriated surplus of Capital Fund 758 to close out or decrease a certain existing capital improvement program project account, according to Section A of the attached Schedule of Transfer; and AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $51,500 from the unappropriated surplus of General Capital Fund 758 to existing capital improvement program project accounts to provide resources for certain capital improvement program project accounts, according to Section B of the attached Schedule of Transfer.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202101302 114.ReportREPORT, dated 4/7/2021, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, regarding FY 2020 Single Audit Report and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Auditor’s Management Letter, and City Response to Auditor’s Management Letter.Approve & File  Action details Video Video
202101249 115.OrdinanceORDINANCE (B VERSION), submitted by Mayor John Cranley, from Andrew W. Garth, City Solicitor, MODIFYING Title VII, “General Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Section 723-42, “Mobile Food Vending; Definitions,” and Section 723-44, “Mobile Food Vending; Operating Restrictions,” of Chapter 723, “Streets and Sidewalk, Use Regulations,” to establish a new designated zone for mobile food vending on Harrison Avenue in the Westwood neighborhood.indefinite postponement  Action details Not available
202101065 116.OrdinanceORDINANCE, submitted by Mayor John Cranley, from Andrew W. Garth, City Solicitor, MODIFYING Title VII, “General Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Section 723-42, “Mobile Food Vending; Definitions,” and Section 723-44, “Mobile Food Vending; Operating Restrictions,” of Chapter 7233, “Streets and Sidewalk, Use Regulations,” to establish a new designated zone for mobile food vending on Ruehlman Place in the Westwood neighborhood.Recommend PassagePass Action details Not available
202100669 117.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 2/18/2021, MODIFYING the salary range schedule for the classification of Water Works Construction Inspector by repealing existing Section 463, Division I, of Chapter 307 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code in order to ensure that the new salary range is consistent with the level of responsibility and competitive with similar positions across internal and external job markets.Held  Action details Not available