In Sunday’s article from the Enquirer “Is it time to change shift schedules for our cops?” the paper includes Cranley’s unsupported claim about police response to 911 Calls:“Code zeros” – the police code for instances when someone calls 911 for help but no officer is available to respond – are on the rise, Cranley has saidTo the Paper’s credit, they prove Cranley had no support for his claim:The city, in fact, doesn’t track code zeros, said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, so there’s no proof they’re happening more often.The paper then falls into the Cranley bullshit by stating there is (Read more...)
We all have heard the stories about Cincinnati’s abandoned subway, but how exactly did it happen? What was the original plan and how did it change over time? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: INFOGRAPHIC: The Abandonment of Cincinnati’s 1914 Subway and Rapid Transit Loop
What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?. I met Jonathan Geeting in Salt Lake City during the Congress for the New Urbanism annual conference. We were roommates during which we both participated in a training session led by Streetsblog, for which UrbanCincy is a long-time partner, and studied the city’s transportation while […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?
Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements. We’ve see Art Deco, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Queen Anne Style, Italianate and many other periods of architectural expression, style and function. We are now currently in a period of Sustainable/Ecological architecture, but some Ohio politicians would prefer the state not participate in the most widely used and accepted rating […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements
As if you could possibly expect anything different from John Cranley, we get his plan or plan with options to “fix” the parking problem. It is a plan that looks and sounds like the plan the previous administration put forth last year, but it doesn’t do… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Meet the New Parking Plan, Worse Than the Old Parking Plan
Data from the FTA’s National Transit Database shows that Ohio is one of the worst states in America for investing in public transportation, yet it is one of the most densely populated. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: CHART: The Best and Worst States in America for Transit Funding
Looking to escape from the snow and ice and fill the evening by meeting new people and having great conversation? URBANexchange will be at the Moerlien Lager House from 5:30 to 8:30 with some great giveaways from Findlay Market! . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: February URBANexchange is Tonight
So, on Saturday I got an automated telephone poll from a 614 (Columbus) number asking for opinions on everyone reportedly running or thinking about running for the 9th Ohio Senate district, and Republican Charlie Winburn. All of the other people on the… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Is Republican Charlie Winburn Fishing in the 9th District Senate Race?
Quimbob sums up the Hamilton County Republican last minute effort to move the Board of Elections out of Downtown with this quote: “The HamCo GOP is so hellbent on rigging elections & attaining power, they will sabotage public safety without a secon… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Blogging Isn’t Cool: Hamilton County GOP Power Grabs
Hamilton County Comissioner Todd Portune announced he is running for Ohio Governor on Monday. The local Democrat will face off in a primary against Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, who already has received the endorsement of the Ohio Democratic… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Portune is Living in a Vacuum
The Cincinnati Business Courier had a stinging opinion piece online yesterday that exposes the core problem with John Cranley and his approach to the City. Here’s the key section: “His vision of what Cincinnati should be most closely resembles what Ci… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Cranley Wants Cincinnati of the Past (1974)
It would appear Hamilton County Commissioner and rouge Democrat Todd Portune is reportedly considering a run for Ohio Governor. Someone better explain to him that Ed Fitzgerald isn’t going to drop out of the primary race just because Tim Burke asks hi… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Dear Todd Portune: Burke Can’t Fix a Primary Win For You
Last week Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley demanded a pony from Streetcar supporters. While a childish act, it wasn’t the most childish Cranley could have been. After much hard work, by many people, Cranley was presented with a pony, it’s name… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Cranley: ‘Mommy, I Wanted a BLUE Pony!’
Cincinnati Business Courier reporter Chris Wetterich wrote an eye opening article that outlines the hypocrisy of the likes of Chris Smitherman, John Cranley, Charlie Winburn, Amy Murray, and most of those against the Streetcar. The MLK interchang… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Evidence of the Delusional Disdain Or Just Rank Hypocrisy?
Quimbob at Blogging Isn’t Cool asked the question: Is John Cranley Even Lying to Himself? I think it is clear he is lying to someone.The question I have is: What is he NOT lying about?Does Cranley know who leaked the Duke lawsuit memo? Can he honestl… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Quimbob: Is John Cranley Even Lying to Himself ?
I am sure I am not the only person to be wondering exactly what caused Cranley’s choice, Willie Carden, to withdraw his nomination for City Manager. I can theorize, however.It is obvious that Cranley acted too quickly on that position. He s… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: What is Behind Willie Carden’s Withdrawal From City Manager Job?
It is quite clear who voted last month in the City Election based on age:People Aged 18 to 43 made up 26.48% of the ElectoratePeople Aged 44 and up made of 74.52% of the ElectorateCompare that to Registered Voters:People Aged 18 to 43 made up 52.98% of… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Old Cincinnati Voted Last Month
Few are surprised the Republican backed Mayor John Cranley led the effort to damage the Urban Core by stopping the Streetcar, but that doesn’t lessen the blow to the Urban Core. It is both sad and disappointing to see the level that Cranley… . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: Cranley Fucks-Over the Urban Core
As City Council prepares to make a crucial vote on whether to “pause” or continue the streetcar project, designer Giacomo Ciminello compiled a visual of the costs for both pausing and continuing with the project. The initial estimate shows a $400,000 difference between the two options. However with one option, $147 million will result in […] . . . → Read More: CincyStreetcar Blog: INFOGRAPHIC: The Streetcar Budget
COAST, the Tea Party anti-City fringe group that endorsed John Cralney for Mayor, has nominated Cranley for a Conservative award.This speaks for itself to those paying attention, but for those not paying attention or maybe the few left in denial about … . . . → Read More: Cincinnati Blog: COAST Honors Cranley