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Meeting Name: Budget and Finance Committee Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 6/21/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, Room 300
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202102280 11.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), dated 6/14/2021, submitted by Mayor John Cranley, from Andrew W. Garth., City Solicitor, AUTHORIZING the transfer of $50,000 from the General Fund balance sheet reserve account no. 050x2580, “Reserve for Weather Related Events, Other Emergency and One-Time Needs,” to the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050; and AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of $50,000 from the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050 to City Manager’s Office non-personnel operating budget account no. 050x101x7200 for the purpose of providing funds to the Film Commission for additional security for the film production of “Bones & All” which is currently being filmed in the City.Recommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Video Video
202102116 12.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of such bonds, by the City of Cincinnati, Ohio in the principal amount of $29,540,000 for the purpose of making street improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102121 13.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of such bonds, by the City of Cincinnati, Ohio in the principal amount of $6,365,000 for the purpose of making public building improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102122 14.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of such bonds, by the City of Cincinnati, Ohio in the principal amount of $13,845,000 for the purpose of making equipment improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102123 15.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of such bonds, by the City of Cincinnati, Ohio in the principal amount of $2,835,000 for the purpose of making stormwater improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102124 16.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of notes in the principal amount of $13,408,000 by the City of Cincinnati in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, and to provide funds for street improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102125 17.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance notes in the principal amount of $4,935,000 by the City of Cincinnati in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, and to provide funds for recreation improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102126 18.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of notes in the principal amount of $2,055,000 by the City of Cincinnati in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, and to provide funds for park improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102127 19.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of notes in the principal amount of $2,492,000 by the City of Cincinnati in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, and to provide funds for public building improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102128 110.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance, sale and delivery of (I) not to exceed $70,000,000 of Water System Revenue bonds, Series 2021A, of the City of Cincinnati, County of Hamilton, State of Ohio, for the purpose of financing certain improvements; and (II) not to exceed $190,000,000 of Water System Refunding Revenue bonds, Series 2021B of the City of Cincinnati, County of Hamilton, State of Ohio, for the purpose of refunding outstanding bonds; AUTHORIZING a pledge of and lien on Water System Revenues to secure such bonds and obligations; AUTHORIZING a supplemental trust agreement; and AUTHORIZING necessary documents to secure such bonds.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102129 111.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance, sale and delivery of bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $170,000,000 by the City of Cincinnati, County of Hamilton, State of Ohio, for the purpose of refunding all or a portion of certain outstanding general obligation bonds of the City, including, but not limited to, the outstanding general obligation bonds listed on Exhibit A hereto, and providing for a refunding savings threshold in connection therewith.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102130 112.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance, sale and delivery of bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $70,000,000 by the City of Cincinnati, County of Hamilton, State of Ohio, for the purpose of refunding all or a portion of certain outstanding economic development bonds of the City, including, but not limited to, the outstanding economic development bonds listed on Exhibit A hereto, and providing for a refunding savings threshold in connection therewith.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102131 113.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance of bonds or notes in anticipation of such bonds, by the City of Cincinnati, Ohio in the principal amount of $1,800,000 for the purpose of making parks and recreation improvements.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102267 114.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Development Agreement with East End Development LLC pertaining to the redevelopment of property located south of Columbia Parkway along Walworth Avenue in the East End neighborhood of Cincinnati, pursuant to which the City will assign special assessment revenue and service payments in lieu of taxes received by the City to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to facilitate the redevelopment project, which consists of environmental remediation and construction of various public improvements including public infrastructure, an extension of Walworth Avenue, and related improvements in support of a housing subdivision and related private improvements.Recommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Video Video
202102203 115.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, PROVIDING for the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $2,975,000 of economic development revenue bonds (Walworth Junction Project) of the City of Cincinnati, County of Hamilton, State of Ohio, for the purpose of providing a pledge of and lien on certain non-tax revenues and funds to secure such bonds; authorizing necessary documents to secure such bonds; and declaring an emergency.Recommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Not available
202102268 116.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, ESTABLISHING priority order of property tax exemptions granted for parcels of real property located south of Columbia Parkway along Walworth Avenue in the East End neighborhood of Cincinnati, within Cincinnati’s Eastern River Incentive District (Eastern River TIF District), in connection with a redevelopment project undertaken by East End Development LLC.Recommend PassagePass Action details Not available
202102205 117.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Community Reinvestment Area Tax Exemption Agreement with Curtis Street Investments, LLC, thereby authorizing a 15-year tax exemption for 100% of the value of improvements made to real property located at 921-925 Curtis Street and 2363 St. James Avenue in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, in connection with the remodeling of an existing building to create approximately 20,500 square feet of commercial office space and approximately 10,500 square feet of commercial warehouse space, at a total construction cost of approximately $2,315,000.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102235 118.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for financial assistance from the Ohio Department of Transportation for transit purposes under the Ohio Urban Transit Program for state fiscal year 2022.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102236 119.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept and appropriate a donation in an amount up to $10,000 from the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation to the Cincinnati Recreation Commission for the purpose of funding swim admission passes at the Hirsch Recreation Center pool for Avondale community youth; and AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the grant funds in Fund 319, “Contributions for Recreation Purposes.”Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102237 120.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the acceptance and appropriation of a grant of $170,998 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Community Development Block Grant Fund 304; and ANNOUNCING the City’s intention to use said funds for various projects and operating allocations for the Community Development Block Grant Program for Calendar Year 2021 and to file the 2021 Annual Action Plan Amendment in accordance with the attached Appropriation Schedule.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102238 121.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept an in-kind donation of a slip space from the Four Seasons Marina for the purpose of docking the Cincinnati Fire Department’s fire boat.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202102239 122.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept an in-kind donation from the Cincinnati Fire Foundation of an AisleMaster chair valued at up to $2,500, for use at Cincinnati Fire Department Station 18 to transport patients onto and from aircraft.Recommend Passage  Action details Video Video
202102241 123.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept, with gratitude, and appropriate a donation in an amount of up to $2,920 from Clifton resident Timothy Maxey to existing capital improvement program project account no. 980x232x212383, “Pedestrian Safety Improvements,” for the purpose of providing resources for the purchase of two new solar powered blinking stop signs requested by the Clifton Town Meeting for the intersection of Middleton Avenue and Resor Avenue.Recommend Passage  Action details Video Video
202102259 124.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $1,368,235 from the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050 to various operating budget accounts according to the attached Schedule of Transfer effective July 1, 2021, for the purpose of providing funds for leveraged support commitments, an economic development deal audit, and a tax abatement study previously approved by City Council in fiscal year 2021.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102265 125.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Community Reinvestment Area Tax Exemption Agreement (LEED or Living Building Challenge) with CLC 300 Main Street LLC, thereby authorizing a 15-year tax exemption for 100% of the value of improvements made to real property located at 300 Main Street, 304 Main Street, and 302 E. Third Street in the Central Business District of Cincinnati, in connection with the remodeling of the existing building into approximately 40,000 square feet of commercial office space, which remodeling shall be completed in compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver, Gold or Platinum standards or Living Building Challenge standards, at a total remodeling cost of approximately $7,000,000.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102266 126.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/16/2021, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Community Reinvestment Area Tax Exemption Agreement with Textile Partners LLC, thereby authorizing a 15-year tax exemption for 100% of the value of improvements made to real property located at 205 W. Fourth Street in the Central Business District neighborhood of Cincinnati, in connection with the remodeling of an existing building to create approximately 7,000 square feet of commercial retail space and approximately 215,595 square feet of residential space consisting of 282 residential units, at a total construction cost of approximately $55,347,000; and further AUTHORIZING a 10-year historic extension of such 15-year tax exemption.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102153 127.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/9/2021, MODIFYING Title VII, “General Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Section 723-16, “Sidewalk Vending,” of Chapter 723, “Streets and Sidewalks, Use Regulations,” to establish a new sidewalk vending district in proximity to TQL Stadium in the West neighborhood.Recommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Video Video
202102329 128.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), dated 06/16/2021, submitted by Councilmember Mann, AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $40,000 from the unappropriated surplus of the Stormwater Management Fund to the Stormwater Management Utility’s Stormwater Management Fund non-personnel operating budget account no. 107x311x7400 for the purpose of implementing Council’s recommended changes to the FY 2022 Restricted Funds Operating Budget in order to provide one-time funding fort the Millcreek Valley Conservancy District to implement flood control projects in the Millcreek Valley corridor.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102332 129.Legislative ResolutionRESOLUTION (LEGISLATIVE) (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, DECLARING by legislative resolution the necessity of the assessment project 221 E. 4th Street in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio involving the City of Cincinnati, Ohio Energy Special Improvement District.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102348 130.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, DETERMINING to proceed with the assessment project at 221 E. 4TH Street in the City of Cincinnati involving the City of Cincinnati, Ohio Energy Special Improvement District.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102339 131.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, LEVYING special assessments for the purpose of the assessment project at 221 E. 4th Street in the City of Cincinnati involving the City of Cincinnati, Ohio Energy Special Improvement District.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102342 132.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Community Reinvestment Area Tax Exemption Agreement with Gest Street Distributions, LLC, Nehemiah Manufacturing Company LLC, and the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, thereby authorizing a 15-year tax exemption for 100% of the value of improvements made to real property located at 979 Berlin Street in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, in connection with the construction of approximately 46,961 square feet of industrial space and approximately 2,939 square feet of office space, at a total construction cost of approximately $3,630,000.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102345 133.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Property Sale and Development Agreement with Gest Street Distributions, LLC, an affiliate of Nehemiah Manufacturing Company LLC, pursuant to which the City will vacate and sell approximately 0.2751 acres of real property designated as public right-of-way known as Summer Street and sell approximately 1.8591 acres of unimproved real property generally located south of Gest Street and west of Berlin Street in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102346 134.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, DECLARING improvements to certain real property located at 1617 Elm Street and 1621 Logan Street in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, to be constructed pursuant to a Development Agreement between the City of Cincinnati and OTR Project Partners, LLC, to be a public purpose and exempt from real property taxation for a period of 30 years pursuant to Section 5709.41 of the Ohio Revised Code.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102325 135.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Property Sale Agreement between the City of Cincinnati and Greenwich on Garfield, LLC, for the sale of City-owned property located at 110 and 120 Garfield Place in downtown Cincinnati.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102328 136.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Property Sale and Development Agreement with 756 E McMillan, LLC, for the sale of City-owned property located at 750, 752, and 758 E. McMillan Street in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, for a residential development project consisting of approximately 62 residential units, at an estimated project cost of $10,508,310.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102347 137.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, ESTABLISHING priority order of property tax exemptions granted for parcels of real property located at 1617 Elm Street and 1621 Logan Street in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, within Cincinnati’s Downtown/OTR West District Incentive District, in connection with a development undertaken by OTR Project Partners, LLC.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202102340 138.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), dated 06/17/2021, submitted by Councilmember Goodin, AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $10,000 from the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050 to the City Manager’s Office non -personnel operating budget account no. 050x101x7200, effective July 1, 2021, for the purpose of providing resources for the Community Oriented policing and Gun Violence Reduction in FY 2022.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Video Video
202102174 139.MotionMOTION, dated 6/8/2021, submitted by Vice Mayor Smitherman, Councilmembers Goodin, Kearney, Keating, Mann and Sundermann, Proper staffing of the Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA) will allow for the timely completion of investigations. Therefore, WE MOVE that the City of Cincinnati fund the Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA) for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 to the amount of $400,000 for hiring of four additional staff members.Filed  Action details Not available
202102188 140.MotionMOTION, dated 6/9/2021, submitted by Councilmembers Kearney and Goodin, WE MOVE that the Division Manager of the Office of Human Relations, in consultation with the Mayor, Human Resources, and the office of Aging and Accessibility, select a task force to develop a diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility policy for the City of Cincinnati. WE MOVE that the City of Cincinnati utilize the existing contract between the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Human Relations and Kathy DeLaura, Managing Director, Partners In Change, LLC as the consultant to lead the development of the policy. Payment shall be from the remaining funds under the existing contract with the Office of Human Relations in the amount of approximately $4,000. WE MOVE that the individuals appointed are sent to City Council for confirmation.Adopt  Action details Not available
202102202 141.MotionMOTION, submitted by Vice Mayor Smitherman and Councilmembers Kearney and Goodin, WE MOVE that $350,000 be allocated to the Contemporary Arts Center for the renovation of the 6th floor Creativity Center.Filed  Action details Not available
202102234 142.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Activation Fund to I Hear Music, Inc. in order to support the three decades of old Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion (BFR) in 2022. BFR events were founded across the country by the National Congress of Negro Women, led by the late Dr. Dorothy Height, The purpose was to provide information and resources to disadvantaged communities, and to create an event for all families to bond together in a multi-cultural celebration. The Midwest BFR consists of 3-4 days of activities including a free community breakfast with an inspirational speaker and community awards ceremony, parade, job and career fair, and two days of performances, workshops, vendor booths, and informational booths by non-profits at Sawyer Point. Due to the pandemic, BFR was held virtually in 2020 and will be held virtually again 2021. In order to bring this important event back as a live 3-4 day event in the summer of 2022, the sponsoring organization, I Hear Music, Inc. is requesting $25,000 frFiled  Action details Video Video
202102242 143.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $90,000 to the Avondale Development Corporation from the Neighborhood Activation Fund for two summer events in Avondale that promote neighborhood safety, violence reduction, community building, health, and youth support: 1) Avondale “Kick it” Series in Martin Luther King Park ($50,000) and 2) Avondale Fence Art Project on Burnet Avenue in the Avondale Business District ($40,000). See attachments. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102064 144.ReportREPORT, dated 6/9/2021, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, regarding HOCC Academy as part of the Community Police Partnering Center. (See Doc. #202100867)Approve & File  Action details Not available
202102096 145.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Mann, I MOVE that the fiscal year 2022 budget include $1 million for preservation of the First Lutheran Church Bell Tower in Over the Rhine immediately adjacent to Washington Park. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102110 146.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmembers Kearney, Goodin and Vice Mayor Smitherman, WE MOVE that Cincinnati City Council allocate $500,000 from the Capital budget to The Playhouse in the Park to assist with the $49.5 million project to replace the aging Marx Theatre with a modern, inclusive facility that will welcome our diverse citizens to Eden Park and the Mount Adams neighborhood. This new facility will ensure that future generations of Cincinnatians will enjoy the same level of artistry that they have come to expect from the Playhouse, as this important Cincinnati institution reaches out to new audiences and communities. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102140 147.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmembers Goodin and Kearney, WE MOVE that City include a capital request of $250,000 in the FY 2022-2023 biennial budget to Women Helping Women to support their Domestic Violence Enhancement Response Team (DVERT) program.Filed  Action details Not available
202102163 148.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmembers Keating and Goodin, WE MOVE that city includes a capital request of $4,000,000 for the extension of the Mill Creek Trail and the Ohio River Trail from Lunken Airport to Friendship Park along the Oasis Rail Corridor. This request would be split into $2,000,000 in FY 2022, and $2,000,000 in FY 2023. The Ohio River trail would receive $1,500,000 each year, totaling $3,000,000, while the Mill Creek Trail would receive $500,000 each year, totaling $1,000,000. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102164 149.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Keating and Kearney, WE MOVE that the city includes a capital request of $2,250,000 for the Boys and Girls Club in the Villages at Roll Hill. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102165 150.MotionMOTION, dated 6/7/2021, submitted by Councilmember Goodin, WE MOVE that the City set aside funds in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget to repair and/or upgrade the following the city roadways, including the provision of traffic calming devices and better grading to prevent accidents: Warsaw Avenue (Kroger crosswalk), Rockdale Avenue (Rockdale Academy), Harrison Avenue (2200 block), Hamilton Avenue (Hamilton & Lingo), Virginia Avenue & Kirby Avenue, and Route 50/River Road (Sayler Park). (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Referred to CM for a Report  Action details Not available
202102182 151.MotionMOTION, dated 6/8/2021, submitted by Councilmember Goodin and Vice Mayor Smitherman, WE MOVE the Administration include a capital request of $90,000 in the FY 2022-2023 biennial budget to Caracole to modify its office space to adapt to COVID-safe regulations (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102183 152.MotionMOTION, dated 6/7/2021, submitted by Councilmembers Sundermann, Kearney and Mann, WE MOVE the Administration draft an ordinance to provide $3,000,000 for the final gap in funding needed for the Warsaw Avenue Creative Campus in East Price Hill being developed by Price Hill Will, the premier nonprofit community development corporation serving the neighborhoods of East, West, and Lower Price Hill. The source of city revenue should be a portion of closeout funds from the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102195 153.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Sundermann, Mann and Kearney, WE MOVE the City Administration, working in collaboration with the Cincinnati Police, to prepare a comprehensive report detailing a plan for establishing a new District 5 police station (D5). The current D5 is in a strip mall and was only meant to be temporary, but has been used for 3 years already, with funding intending to continue its use. It does not meet the needs of a police station. D5 shares a parking lot with a convenience food store and a day care. The combination of police cruisers, shoppers, and parents with babies in the parking lot creates possible liability for the city. The city does not own the current location, yet will spend millions of dollars this year to bring it up to code. The establishment of a new D5 is a priority of the Council. This report should include all of the following, and any further criteria deemed relevant and necessary by the City Administration: Timeline for planning, acquiring/building a station, and when officers will occupy the building, Reasonable and efficient budget, includiAdopt  Action details Not available
202102213 154.MotionMOTION, dated 06-08-2021, submitted by Councilmembers Seelbach, Young, Kearney, WE MOVE that the City Administration increase the funding of the Pedestrian Safety Program by $746,000 to a total of $1,500,000 for the purpose of completing critical and needed pedestrian safety projects throughout the City of Cincinnati to continue the City’s commitment to the Vision Zero program goal of having no pedestrian fatalities through engineering, enforcement & education initiatives. WE FURTER MOVE that the Administration consider multi-year capital projects where full funding is not needed until FY2023 as a potential source for these funds.Filed  Action details Not available
202102220 155.MotionMOTION, dated 6/10/2021, submitted by Councilmember Mann, I MOVE that the City provides $40,000 additional funding to the Millcreek Valley Conservancy District. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102222 156.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Goodin, WE MOVE that $20 million in capital funds from the FY2022 budget be allocated for the construction of a new Cincinnati Police Department District Five headquarters in a location to be determined within the geographical boundaries of the districts.Filed  Action details Video Video
202102228 157.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Keating, WE MOVE that $200,000 of the capital budget is allocated to UC Health to assist in funding their Emergency Medical Service Canopy: Goodman Street. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102229 158.MotionMOTION, dated 06-03-2021, submitted by Councilmembers Seelbach, Young, Kearney and Landsman, WE MOVE that the City Administration review documentation of Playhouse in the Park’s expenses to upgrade a nearby decades-old public Cincinnati Water Main serving Mt. Adams to determine if the expenses are legally eligible for reimbursement from the Water Main Replacement program of the GCWW. WE FUTHER MOVE that if the expenses are eligible and are confirmed to have served a public purpose, that Playhouse in the Park be reimbursed for all eligible costs associated with replacement of the Mt. Adams Water Main.Referred to CM for a Report  Action details Not available
202102230 159.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Keating, WE MOVE that $20,000 of the operating budget be allocated to fund two HACKATHONS (organized by Cintrifuse and 1819). These hackathons would work as competitive events, ran by the aforementioned organizations, to find deficiencies in the city and ways to save the city money and resources. As public officials it is our responsibility to ensure Cincinnatian’s tax dollars are being used as efficiently as possible, bringing in organizations that specialize in efficiency will help us achieve that mission. Corporations utilize both Cintrifuse and 1819 (both Cincinnati based) to find efficiencies within their companies and Cincinnati, as a city, should utilize them as well.Filed  Action details Not available
202102231 160.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Goodin, WE MOVE that $200,000 in capital funds from the FY2022-2023 budget be allocated to PAR-Projects in Northside.Filed  Action details Not available
202102232 161.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Mann, I MOVE that the City implement the Greater Cincinnati Water Works plan for rate increases for the first year only, pending further analysis and discussion. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102233 162.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmembers Seelbach, Young and Kearney, WE MOVE that the City Administration provide funding of $250,000 to DVERT program, restoring funding used on the successful FY21 pilot program and considering these funds for FY22 and beyond to be a continuing program and not a one-time use. WE FURTHER MOVE that the Administration consider PVA, savings from hirings that occur mid-year.Filed  Action details Not available
202102240 163.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for City Council to allocate $50,000 from the operating budget to Collective Empowerment Group Cincinnati, Inc. CEG Cincinnati is a non-profit organization of small businesses and churches. Its mission is to empower business owners by providing mentorship, fellowship, tools, and networking opportunities, as well as emergency microloans. CEG provides workshops on topics such as personal and business finances, and currently is working to bring to Cincinnati a branch of an African American owned bank.Filed  Action details Not available
202102243 264.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for City Council to allocate the additional amount $154,055. From the operating budget to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Environmental Services Program with the goal of more effectively deterring and preventing illegal dumping illegal dumping, which will better the health and safety of our communities. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102244 165.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $1,000,000 to assist with the funding gap for the creation of the Robert O’Neal Multicultural Arts Center (“ROMAC”) at the Regal Cinema and adjacent sites in the West End neighborhood. The ROMAC will be a center for performing and visual arts education and programming for the West End community and for the entire City of Cincinnati. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102246 166.MotionMOTION, dated 06-11-2021, submitted by Councilmember Landsman Seelbach and Kearney, WE HEREBY MOVE that additional funding is appropriated as described below, in Cincinnati’s fiscal year 2021-2022 budget. (BALANCE OF MOTION ON FILE) (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102247 167.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $200,000 from the capital budget to CincyNice to assist with the purchase and renovation of structures in Walnut Hills that are located adjacent to the Gilbert Avenue rear performance and activity space. The expansion of the community space will allow for innovative programming and activities that promote multi-ethnic arts and culture in support of Cincinnati’s diverse artists, neighborhoods and future economic growth. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102248 268.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $350,000 from the capital budget to the non- profit organization, The Mark, created by the community of Evanston, to assist with the stabilization and purchase of the St Mark Church structure, 3500 Montgomery Road in Evanston. The edifice will be used by community resource groups and as community space for cultural, artistic, and neighborhood events. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102249 169.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $185,000 from the capital budget to Uptown Consortium to advance design and development for the Innovation Greenway in the northeast quadrant of the Uptown Consortium Corridor. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102251 170.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Keating, Our police officers experience countless traumas in their line of work. While the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) is working to develop a better and more comprehensive Officer Mental Health and Wellness Program, they are lacking the funding. WE MOVE that the City Administration includes $125,000 of the operating budget to establish an Officer Health and Wellness Program within the CPD. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102253 171.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for City Council to allocate $200,000 from the capital budget to Professional Artistic Research (PAR) to help finalize the acquisition of 15,000 square feet of industrial mixed-use property in the Northside neighborhood, in order to help their black-led, community arts & education organization foster new relationships and build racial equity. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102254 272.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for City Council to allocate $2,000,000 from the capital budget to preserve and rehabilitate the King Records building in Evanston. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102255 173.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that Cincinnati City Council allocate $900,000 from the capital budget to The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the purpose of expanding the College Hill campus in order to address the behavioral health needs of children in the community. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102256 174.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for City Council to allocate $250,000 from the capital budget to the Pendleton Heritage Center (PHC) in the East End to complete the renovation work. PHC is a volunteer-managed community and event venue facility which has served as a social and recreational space for both Black and Appalachian Cincinnatians for generations. The facility preserves the history, culture, and architecture of the area through cultural engagement and educational programming and offers affordable rental space for events and offices. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102257 175.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $1,000,000 to assist with the renovation of the iconic Imperial Theatre in the Mohawk neighborhood. The Imperial Theatre was built in 1913 and has been vacant for years. Its renovation will invigorate the economically depressed Mohawk neighborhood, provide an affordable performance and rehearsal venue for artists and organizations throughout the city, and create jobs. Several organizations, such as the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, recently used the Imperial Theatre to stage virtual performances. The Imperial Theatre is “a stage for all reasons”. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102260 276.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Sundermann, WE MOVE the Administration draft an ordinance to provide $208,000 to the CCROW (Cincinnati Citizens Respect Our Wellness) program. The CCROW witness support program provides a variety of services including court-related services, social services and referrals to counseling services designed to meet the needs of witnesses and their loved ones. The source of this funding should be a portion of closeout funds from the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102261 277.MotionMOTION, dated 6/11/2021, submitted by Councilmember Goodin, WE MOVE that $100,000 in capital funds from the FY2022-2023 budget be allocated to The Children’s Home to support its Job Readiness workforce development program. (STATEMENT ATTACHED).Filed  Action details Not available
202102285 178.MotionMOTION, dated 06/09/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE that the Cincinnati City Council allocate to MORTAR $1 million from the capital budget for the creation of a business mall; a retail and restaurant space for minority businesses and MORTAR program graduates.Filed  Action details Not available
202102132 179.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/9/2021, REPEALING AND REORDAINING the provisions of Chapter 401, “Water Works,” Section 401-76, “Service Charges,” Section 401-77, “Water Commodity Charges,” Section 401-78, “Charges for Fire Protection Services,” Section 401-81, “Charges to Political Subdivisions,” and Section 401-89, “Direct Fire Protection Charges” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code for the purpose of revising the rates for water and related services furnished by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, consistent with annual water rate increase of 3.75% in 2022 and 5.55% in each of 2023 through 2026.Recommend PassagePass Action details Not available
202102158 180.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/9/2021, PROVIDING for the appropriation of funds and authorization of expenditures from General Fund 050 in the amount of $440,788,700 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, reflecting a portion of the Recommended FY 2022 General Fund Operating Budget totaling $441,113,700, per the attached Schedule of Appropriation, in order to provide for the current expenses and other expenses of the City of Cincinnati; AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $3,466,118 from the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050 to the unappropriated surplus of Bond Retirement Fund 151 for the purpose of paying the City’s FY 2022 General Fund debt service obligations related to the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund in the amount of $2,526,858 and the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) in the amount of $939,260; AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $16,568,110 from the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050 to the unappropriated surplus of Cincinnati Health District Fund 416 for the purposeRecommend Passage  Action details Not available
202102175 181.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/9/2021, APPROVING AND ADOPTING a Capital Improvement Program and Budget for Fiscal Year 2022, transferring and appropriating taxes and other revenue and existing funds for the purpose of carrying out certain parts of the Capital Improvement Program, and providing for the transfer and appropriation of notes to be issued and to be repaid from the lease proceeds of the Cincinnati Southern Railway to other parts of said Capital Improvement Program; AUTHORIZING the transfer and return to source Funds 757, 758, and 762 the sum of $4,000,000 from various existing General Capital Budget capital improvement program project accounts in accordance with the attached Schedule of Transfer; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $1,500,000 to various existing General Capital Budget capital improvement program project accounts in accordance with the attached Schedule of Transfer; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $2,500,000, to be raised by the issuance of bonds by the City of CincinnRecommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Not available
202102326 182.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in an amount of $30,000 from the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers for the purpose of supporting improvement in the health of at-risk populations in the City of Cincinnati through prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension; and AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the grant funds into Public Health Research Fund 350.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202102327 183.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer of $100,000 within the General Fund to the Department of Community and Economic Development’s General Fund operating budget account no. 050x161x7400 for the purpose of implementing Council’s recommended changes to the FY 2022 General Fund Operating Budget in order to provide additional one-time leveraged support funding for the African American Chamber of Commerce according to the attached Schedule of Transfer.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102330 184.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer and return to source Funds 757 and 758 of the sum of $1,000,000 from various capital improvement program project accounts for the purpose of decreasing certain existing capital improvement program project accounts and providing resources for the FY 2022 Capital Budget, according to Schedule A of the attached Schedule of Transfer; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $100,000 from the unappropriated surplus of Special Housing Trust Fund 761 to an existing capital improvement program project account for the purpose of providing resources for that capital improvement program project account, according to Schedule B of the attached Schedule of Transfer; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $1,000,000 from the unappropriated surplus of Funds 757 and 758 to new capital improvement program project accounts for the purpose of providing resources for certain capital improvement program project accounts, according to Schedule C of the attached ScRecommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Not available
202102331 185.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in the amount of up to $50,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency 2021 Recycle Ohio Grant program to Office of Environment and Sustainability (OES) non-personnel operating budget account no. 050x104x7200 for the purpose of supporting the recycling cart relabeling project; AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept and appropriate local matching resources in the amount of up to $12,500 from Rumpke Recycling to OES non-personnel operating budget account no. 050x104x7200; AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the grant resources into General Fund revenue account no. 050x8523; and AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the matching resources into General Fund revenue account no. 050x8571.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102334 186.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AMENDING Ordinance No. 0340-2018 to increase the amount of funding the City Manager is authorized to accept from the Federal Highway Administration (CFDA 20.205) through the Ohio Department of Transportation from $1,852,293 to $2,144,149.41, and to appropriate the additional amount of $291,856.41 to existing capital improvement program project account no. 980x233x172348, “Street Rehabilitation Grants/Loans,” for the purpose of providing resources for the rehabilitation of Riverside Drive and Vine Street.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102335 187.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer and return to source of the sum of $2,423 from Councilmember Smitherman’s General Fund personnel services operating budget account no. 050x024x7100 to the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050; AUTHORIZING the transfer and return to source of the sum of $3,392 from Councilmember Smitherman’s General Fund contractual services operating budget account no. 050x024x7200 to the unappropriated surplus of General Fund 050; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $3,896 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the Department of Community and Economic Development’s General Fund fixed charges operating budget account no. 050x161x7400 for the purpose of providing resources in the amounts of $1,977 for The Karen Wellington Memorial Foundation for Living with Breast Cancer and $1,919 for Ennis Tait Ministries, Inc., for the Saving Our Youth Kings and Queens program; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $1,919 from the unappropriated Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102337 188.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $15,320 within the General Fund from and to various operating budget accounts for the purpose of realigning the office budgets of various City Councilmembers in accordance with the attached Schedule of Transfer.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202102341 189.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer of $695,000 within the General Fund to various operating budget accounts within the General Fund, according to the attached Schedule of Transfer, for the purpose of implementing Council’s recommended changes to the FY 2022 General Fund Operating Budget to provide funding as follows: ongoing leveraged support for the Women Helping Women Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT), $250,000; allocation of personnel and non-personnel resources to the Citizen Complaint Authority, $250,000; leveraged support for the ArtsWave Black and Brown Artists Fund, $75,000; leveraged support for The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, $100,000; and leveraged support for two Cintrifuse Hackathon events, $20,000; ESTABLISHING new capital improvement program project account no. 980x164x221612, “Playhouse in the Park,” for the purpose of providing resources to assist with the multi-million-dollar project to replace the aging Marx Theatre with a modern, inclusive facility; AUTHORIZING the transfeRecommend PassagePass Action details Video Video
202102341 189.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, City Manager, on 6/21/2021, AUTHORIZING the transfer of $695,000 within the General Fund to various operating budget accounts within the General Fund, according to the attached Schedule of Transfer, for the purpose of implementing Council’s recommended changes to the FY 2022 General Fund Operating Budget to provide funding as follows: ongoing leveraged support for the Women Helping Women Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT), $250,000; allocation of personnel and non-personnel resources to the Citizen Complaint Authority, $250,000; leveraged support for the ArtsWave Black and Brown Artists Fund, $75,000; leveraged support for The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, $100,000; and leveraged support for two Cintrifuse Hackathon events, $20,000; ESTABLISHING new capital improvement program project account no. 980x164x221612, “Playhouse in the Park,” for the purpose of providing resources to assist with the multi-million-dollar project to replace the aging Marx Theatre with a modern, inclusive facility; AUTHORIZING the transfeRecommend Passage EmergencyPass Action details Video Video
202102312 190.MotionMOTION, dated 06/16/2021, submitted by Councilmember Keating, WE MOVE that City Council allocate $250,000 to the Pendleton Heritage Center from the Neighborhood Activation Fund for much needed maintenance and repairs that have not been updated since 1990. The $250,000 would go to critical repairs to their facility including roof repairs new flooring, entrance and exit repairs and other general safety maintenance. Also included in these repairs would be the implementation of Wi-Fi capability for the community youth to utilize to complete school/summer schoolwork. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202102364 191.MotionMOTION, dated 06/18/2021, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, The projects listed below were not approved for funding from the cash capital allocations in the FY 22 Capital Budget WE MOVE that City Council allocate the funding of these important projects from cash capital accounts for the Community Development Focus District, Commercial & Industrial Public Improvement, Retail Commercial Opportunities, or another funding source identified by the City Administration. Save the Mark -- $350,000; Pendleton Heritage Center -- $250,000; CicyNice -- $200,000; PAR -- $100,000; Innovation Greenway -- $185,000; Collective Empowerment Group -- $50,000.Referred to CM for a Report  Action details Video Video
202102352 192.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), dated 06/18/2021, submitted by Councilmember Seelbach, AMENDING the City’s FY 2022 General Fund Operating Budget to delete the proposed five percent increase in City Manager salary that would otherwise have been authorized as part of the FY 2022 budget.indefinite postponementFail Action details Not available
202102333 193.OrdinanceORDINANCE (B VERSION - One Year), dated 06/17/2021, submitted by Councilmember Mann, REPEALING AND REORDAINING the provisions of Chapter 401, “Water Works,” Section 401-76, “Service Charges,” Section 401-77, “Water Commodity Charges,” Section 401-078, “Charges for Fire Protection Services,” Section 401-81, “Charges to Political Subdivisions,” and Section 401-89, “Direct Fire Protection Charges,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code for the purpose of revising the rate for water and related services furnished by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, consistent with a water rate increase of 3.75% in 2022.indefinite postponementFail Action details Video Video
202102365 194.PetitionPETITION, submitted by the Clerk of Council, A petition to the City of Cincinnati, Ohio seeking the imposition of Special Assessments to Pay the costs of various special energy improvement projects against property owned by the petitioner and specially benefited thereby, including a waiver of all rights to notices, hearings and appeals respecting the requested special assessments (221 E. Fourth Street, Atrium Two, L.P.)File  Action details Not available