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

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« 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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« 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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« 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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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1313 on: March 30, 2017, 01:20:08 PM »
I love the directness of Business Courier reporter Chris Wetterich who tweeted:

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I mean, let’s not kid ourselves. Planning, bike lanes, transit, good urban design, these are all “meh” issues to this administration.
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« Reply #1314 on: April 12, 2017, 12:00:49 AM »
From 2006...Mr. Personality begging for money asking for your help to close the resource gap



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« Reply #1315 on: April 12, 2017, 08:27:19 AM »
This is before he started sounding like Batman with his gravely voice drama. Gotham..........you need me! Dont let the Penguin and his Streetcar of Doom spread out to your families in the suburbs!

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« Reply #1316 on: April 24, 2017, 07:10:36 PM »
Back in 2000, MTV recorded a special on...John Cranley.  But then the Pew Charitable Trust -- a Koch-like organization -- convinced MTV to air it after election day!

http://enquirer.com/editions/2000/11/03/tem_mtv_delays_cranley.html


MTV delays Cranley special



By John Kiesewetter
The Cincinnati Enquirer
         
Cincinnati Democrat John Cranley won't get the national exposure he wanted from MTV before Election Day. He'll have to wait two weeks.

Crews have been in and out of Cincinnati for a year shooting Mr. Cranley, 26, who is challenging Republican Steve Chabot for the 1st Congressional District seat.

MTV has produced a special called True Life: I'm A Candidate featuring Mr. Cranley and another untested young congressional candidate, Dylan Glenn, 31, from southwest Georgia.

        Mr. Cranley had hoped MTV would air the special on Sunday, two days before Election Day. But folks at the Pew Charitable Trust, which helped finance the special, talked MTV out of airing the special so close to the election.

        So True Life: I'm A Candidate will air at 10 p.m. Nov. 16, nine days after western Hamilton County voters determine his fate.

        Mr. Cranley may be seen briefly in MTV's VoteFest 2000 special today (8-9:30 p.m.).


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« Reply #1317 on: April 24, 2017, 08:42:21 PM »
An ironic choice of adds there google. Funny, even though he probably bought every youtube ad watched by key demographic groups of a certain age/medium income, blah, blah. Too bad im living in Delhi at the moment.

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« Reply #1318 on: April 24, 2017, 08:52:11 PM »
His campaign had a bunch of volunteers standing around with Cranley signs at the first FCC home game. It was fun trolling them by going up to them, with a huge smile, throwing hands in the air in praise, and then yelling "Yvette Simpson!! Down with Cranley!". Their faces would go from excitement, thinking that someone is about to be happy about Cranley, to sad confusion. Also the Die Innenstadt member on the megaphone was bad mouthing Cranley.

There were no Cranley supporters at the next home games

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« Reply #1319 on: May 02, 2017, 01:18:24 PM »
Cranley gave keys to the city to Robert Redford and Casey Affleck yesterday. What's weird is I think he only gave them one key.

http://www.cincinnati.com/videos/entertainment/2017/05/01/cranley-gives-redford-and-affleck-key-city/101160024/
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« Reply #1320 on: May 02, 2017, 01:34:22 PM »
I wonder who got the key to L.A. when Dokken split up in 1990. If you ever find Jeff Pilson in your house out there you'll know who has it.

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Re: Cincinnati: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #1321 on: May 18, 2017, 07:56:50 PM »
Mayor’s office mistakenly declares “Tre Day” in honor of Cincinnati cop killer

Mayor John Cranley is apologizing to police leaders after his office mistakenly named a day for the man who killed Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim.

A staffer on Thursday approved a proclamation declaring June 1 as “Tre Day”  in honor of Trepierre Hummons. [...]

Hummons killed a veteran Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim on June 19, 2015.
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« Reply #1322 on: May 18, 2017, 08:36:29 PM »
What an idiot.
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« Reply #1323 on: May 18, 2017, 08:57:51 PM »
How does your office declare a day in honor of someone, and no one in your office bothers to Google the person's name to see if they... you know, killed someone? His communications director even signed off on it.
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« Reply #1324 on: May 19, 2017, 03:38:27 AM »
And that's his campaign for mayor dying.

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« Reply #1325 on: May 19, 2017, 06:52:24 AM »
What an idiot.
Talk about getting a little egg on your face...a whole dairy case of 'em toppled over on him.  :clap:

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« Reply #1326 on: May 19, 2017, 07:45:50 AM »
This just blatantly shows how much of a sycophant he is. He's never really cared about things like sanctuary cities or BLM, he just used them to pander for votes, and hopefully this slip-up gets enough people to see that.

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« Reply #1327 on: May 19, 2017, 09:17:58 AM »
I'm not jumping the gun on this being the end of things. A certain presidential election has taught me not to assume that people are turned off by these kinds of gaffes or blatant lies. Hell, Cranley's falsehoods last time didn't even really phase anyone.

How long until we see an Enquirer editorial stating these talking points:
- All of this was horribly unfortunate, but it was a mistake.
- That the accountable people were fired.
- That Cranley took responsibility although he didn't have to.
- That there's important work for the mayor to get back to and we shouldn't dwell on this long enough.
- Queue up several stories about balancing the budget and "is anyone riding the streetcar?

I have a feeling this isn't going to be remembered as well come election time and if Yyvette uses it as a slight against him in debates and rhetoric that could come off wrong if she's not careful.

Then again, the community (even outside of Cincinnati) really rallied around the Sonny Kim shooting and was really affected by it. Maybe they won't give Cranley a pass, but does that translate to staying home or voting for Yyvette?

To me, the more concerning thing is the crying in front of the cameras. I get that this was a horrible gaffe and a really bad mistake. I get that he's positioned himself as a champion of law enforcement, but.... crying? If I make mistakes at my job and go into my bosses office with tears in my eyes, I'm probably not gonna fetch much sympathy.

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« Reply #1328 on: May 19, 2017, 09:52:09 AM »
If this was a bit of trolling by the opposition, it was pretty brilliant.  It actually slipped through!

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« Reply #1329 on: May 19, 2017, 10:01:43 AM »
Shortly after this incident happened, Cranley's office tried to blame it on Wendell Young, by claiming that the request from Tre's father for a day in his son's honor originally "came in through Young's office". Jason Williams at the Enquirer started pushing that narrative almost immediately. Young fired back with a statement making it clear that he had noting to do with this declaration. Williams then deleted all of his tweets that blamed Young. (And this is a few days after Enquirer published an editorial insisting that Williams isn't biased in favor of Cranley... uh huh, sure.)

The feedback on social media was interesting to see. A lot of conservatives were saying that between this incident and the Sanctuary City designation, Cranley is toast. But I agree with @Gordon Bombay, I'm not resting easy. This might be Cranley's Billy Bush tape...as deplorable as it is, it's not going to stop his core supporters from voting for him.
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