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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1295 on: February 02, 2017, 09:01:02 AM »
This guy is trying to put all stop to the streetcar. He is trying to take advantage of Trump saying he will take federal funding from the city if they are sanctuary cities. He simply do not care about what other funds the city gets from the feds. It is just stupid to even take a chance.
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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1296 on: February 22, 2017, 11:34:23 AM »
Per WVXU's Jay Hanselman on Twitter:

Cincy manager projects budget shortfall for next fiscal year will be $25.1 million.

The revised income tax forecast for the next fiscal year has been reduced by $14.7 million.

Non-public safety depts. being asked to identify a 10% budget reduction plan and public safety depts. are being asked to cut 3%.



So the mayor forced through big raises for all city employees this year (an election year) and now we're facing a $25 million budget shortfall. And every department will get cut except for police and fire. The percentage of our total city budget going towards police and fire continues to grow.
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« Reply #1297 on: February 22, 2017, 11:50:50 AM »
I just drove down MLK today and finally -- after at least a 2 year delay -- saw a surveying crew down by the Forum Apartments.  So looks like we had to put up with 2-3 years of blight so that MLK can be under construction during an election year. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1298 on: February 23, 2017, 09:55:55 PM »
How did these "outtakes" appear on youtube?  Oh yeah, so that we'd see just how supposedly human and normal Cranley is:



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« Reply #1299 on: February 23, 2017, 10:11:18 PM »
I just drove down MLK today and finally -- after at least a 2 year delay -- saw a surveying crew down by the Forum Apartments.  So looks like we had to put up with 2-3 years of blight so that MLK can be under construction during an election year.

I think you're seeing a nefarious plan when actually it's just that these projects take a long time, especially since this project has involved coordination with ODOT for the Hopple exchange reconfiguration. That lower stretch of MLK has been continuously under construction for a long time with lane restrictions for most of 2016. I think the shuttered apartment buildings on the north side were demolished in late 2015, then they've been doing landscaping and building reinforcing walls, and on the south side they've moved utilities. It all takes a long time, which is frustrating. But I don't think it has anything to do with the mayoral election.

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1300 on: February 23, 2017, 10:25:56 PM »
According to an article I wrote in 2011, it had just been fully funded and the buildings were supposed to be down by 2013.  They were all still standing and mostly occupied when Cranley took office, probably because the I-75 work itself was delayed by budget issues.  But the buildings stood vacant for most of 2014-2015 and weren't demolished until late 2015 or early 2016. 

An entire 4-year UC class will know nothing but empty buildings and bare ground. 

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« Reply #1301 on: February 23, 2017, 10:31:38 PM »
Yeah...it's definitely frustrating that it has taken so long.

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« Reply #1302 on: March 09, 2017, 02:38:33 PM »
Oh, this is a juicy one.

The city has been funneling money to the questionable organization "Center for Closing the Health Gap" for years. The organization has been criticized many times over the years including this article by Kevin Osborne, who later went on to become Cranley's communications guy. The organization is run by former Mayor Dwight Tillery, who has "has no medical background or expertise" according to Osborne.

But it turns out Tillery supported Cranley in 2013 and was co-chair of his campaign... and so Cranley continued to funnel money to the organization. Cranley even included the organization's annual Health Expo in the list of heritage events that had permission to shut down the streetcar.

Then Tillery announced that he would not be supporting Cranley's re-election in 2017. And suddenly questions are being asked about whether the organization should receive funding from the city. In fact, Cranley called for an investigation into the group. Channel 9 investigated and found that they are spending money on a lot of very questionable things.

It's so clear from this story how Cranley works. If you support him, he'll funnel money at your organization. If you turn on him, he will use his political power and local media connections to destroy you.
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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1303 on: March 16, 2017, 04:14:00 PM »
From today's Enquirer:

The budget woes come in a year when six of the nine council members are running for re-election and Mayor John Cranley is facing a re-election challenge from Councilwoman Yvette Simpson and Rob Richardson Jr.

In 2013 Cranley ran on a platform that included getting the city's budget under control. When Cranley took office the budget was $352.3 million. This year it is $387.9 million.

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If not for Kasich's attack on the local government fund, Cranley would have $28 million more a year to spend on buying votes.  He certainly wouldn't have advocated a cut to the local earnings tax. 






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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1304 on: March 22, 2017, 09:50:16 AM »
Simpson campaign team member pulls 'stale pale male' Facebook post about Cranley

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/22/simpson-campaign-team-member-pulls-stale-pale-male-facebook-post-cranley/99423254/

A national-level political strategist associated with Yvette Simpson's mayoral campaign made a racially charged comment about Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on social media last week.

Washington D.C.-based consultant Jessica Byrd, an African-American who focuses on helping minority candidates get elected, called Cranley a "stale pale male" in a Facebook post last Friday.

Simpson, vying to become the city's first black female mayor, refused to disavow Byrd's comment about the white mayor when The Enquirer asked the city councilwoman about the post on Tuesday.

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1305 on: March 22, 2017, 09:18:14 PM »
Here is the Cranley family vacation house in Naples, FL:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-10th-Ave-S_Naples_FL_34102_M54898-04478#photo25

The house is owned by the family trust and so Mayor John Cranley does not own it outright, but the family appears to have owned it since the 1970s.  So little west side Johnny grew up vacationing in one of the premier vacation destinations in America, not Myrtle Beach and Gatlinburg like the rest of us. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1306 on: March 22, 2017, 09:41:15 PM »
That'll toughen you up...

not.

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1307 on: March 22, 2017, 09:45:12 PM »
We went on a few memorable factory tours on our cheap-o vacations.  Budweiser in St. Louis, Kodak in Rochester.  Yes, we went on vacation to Rochester. 

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« Reply #1308 on: March 22, 2017, 10:57:04 PM »
We spent our vacations chasing preachers when I was a kid. This led us to such exotic locales as Ashtabula, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Huntington West Virginia, PTL in South Carolina and Bradenton, Florida. We also checked out the Quaker Oats complex in Akron while taking a short break from Jesus.
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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1309 on: March 22, 2017, 11:06:38 PM »
Yes, we went on vacation to Rochester. 

Who hasn't...
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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1310 on: March 23, 2017, 08:21:11 AM »
I wanna see that subway!

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1311 on: March 23, 2017, 09:16:42 AM »
Here is the Cranley family vacation house in Naples, FL:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-10th-Ave-S_Naples_FL_34102_M54898-04478#photo25

The house is owned by the family trust and so Mayor John Cranley does not own it outright, but the family appears to have owned it since the 1970s.  So little west side Johnny grew up vacationing in one of the premier vacation destinations in America, not Myrtle Beach and Gatlinburg like the rest of us. 

Isn't his wife of the Gold Star chili family? If so, I can see where they can afford these spots

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« Reply #1312 on: March 23, 2017, 09:17:20 AM »
We went on a few memorable factory tours on our cheap-o vacations.  Budweiser in St. Louis, Kodak in Rochester.  Yes, we went on vacation to Rochester. 

have you eaten at the Dinosaur Barbeque

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