Tuesday, February 19 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-02-20 02:56:58 GMT
City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. is presenting details of the administration's proposed plan for the city's parking facilities to City Council's Budget and Finance Committee at its regular meeting on Tuesday.More >>
We got our first look at the proposed private parking plan. See what it means to your parking inside this story. More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati city officials are considering a proposal to lease the city's parking meters, garages and lots to a private company, but the plan is coming under fire by critics who say it could greatly increase parking prices.
City councilman P.G. Sittenfeld says its a bad idea, "A for-profit, outside Ohio company is going to come in. They're going to have broad latitude to jack the parking rates up dramatically, to increase the hours of enforcement so we might be saying no more free parking on Sunday or after 5:00 p.m."
Sittenfeld says the private company that wins the bid would also be allowed to write parking tickets, "I think parking tickets are going to go through the roof because frankly it's in their incentive to give more parking tickets. This company is driven by profits, not what's the healthiest thing for the vibrancy of the city and its core."
The potential impact on businesses also troubles mayoral candidate John Cranley, "Its going to drive business and people out of the city. They're going to have a negative experience if they get a ticket every time they go to Hyde Park Square. They'll drive business out of the city and people will just skip the city and go to the suburbs so I think it will have a very devastating impact on our neighborhoods, but also to the momentum downtown.
In our commitment to balanced news, we spoke to City Manager Milton Dohoney who has said that, "parking is not a core function of city government" and he says, "the 30 year lease would enable city hall to maximize a city asset in order to avoid raising taxes or cutting services to unacceptable levels."
The $40 million deal could help the city close a projected budget deficit, but critics say that's a one time fix and will do nothing to help balance the city budget in the years to come.
Higher fees predicted from privatizing city parkingMore>>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:46:15 GMT
Members of the Indiana State Police have confirmed that a State Trooper has been shot. It happened in Montgomery, just east of Washington, in Daviess County, IN. At this time he is being airliftedMore >>
Indiana State Police confirms that a State Trooper was shot responding to a robbery at a Daviess County, IN gun store. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:25:36 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police in Shelbyville are trying to find out what happened to a woman found dead in a creek. It was around 9 a.m. Monday when police got a call from a train conductor who spottedMore >>
It was around 9 a.m. Monday when police got a call from a train conductor who spotted the body in Clear Creek near 1st and Goodman Streets. Police say she was 50 feet below the tracks, face down, fully clothed.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-06-17 19:30:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Starting today, customers begin the next phase of transitioning as Insight switches over to Time Warner. Last week customers were asked to set up their voicemails, and now, customersMore >>
Monday marked the start of the next phase of the transition of Insight customers to Time Warner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-06-17 09:27:59 GMT
From KHQ TV SPOKANE, WA – A salon supervisor was forced to quit her job after getting a new hair do. Melanie Strandberg worked as a salon supervisor at La Rive Salon and Spa inside Northern Quest ResortMore >>
A salon supervisor was forced to quit her job after getting a new hairdo as a show of support for her sister battling cancer.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 7:27 AM EDT2013-06-17 11:27:35 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A foster family had to find somewhere else to stay tonight after a fire badly damaged their home. Fire crews from the Camp Taylor Fire Department battled the blaze. Assistant ChiefMore >>
Fire crews were called to a house on Hikes Lane near Goldsmith Lane around 8 p.m. on Sunday.More >>