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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley: Why the November election will be different
“The mayor hopes to mend fences with conservative voters…who got angry at him for embracing a ‘sanctuary city’ designation for Cincinnati as a place that welcomes and embraces all immigrants, including undocumented ones.”
DINO  john.cranley  cincinnati  election2017  politics 
may 2017 by taestell
Cranley: Election 'wake-up call for me, whole city'
“‘There's definitely a wake-up call for me and my campaign,’ Cranley told The Enquirer on Wednesday as he sat quietly on a sofa in City Hall office.”
john.cranley  cincinnati  politics  election2017 
may 2017 by taestell
Voters don't have to settle for more of the same in Cincinnati mayor's race
"Furthermore, on issues that should have been unifying such as the parks levy, [Cranley] squandered a long-term revenue source by resorting to an old-boys, behind-closed-door style of politics that was exposed and defeated at the ballot."
john.cranley  cincinnati  politics  greg.harris 
april 2017 by taestell
​Is Cranley appointment aimed at derailing tax levy?
"Cam Hardy, an activist for more bus service who depends upon it to get to work and has been attempting to build a case on social media and with stakeholders, met with Cranley recently to discuss the issue. He said the mayor told him he did not believe 2017 was the right time for a levy."
john.cranley  transit  sorta  buses 
january 2017 by taestell
Cranley Calls for U.S. Moratorium on Syrian Refugees
“However, the federal government should halt its actions until the American people can be assured that exhaustive vetting has occurred.”
john.cranley  refugees  cincinnati 
january 2017 by taestell
Will black voters turn out for Cranley? Or will criticisms by former campaign chair drive them away?
“’I am personally very deeply disappointed in John,’ said Tillery, who was co-chairman of Cranley’s 2013 campaign. ‘He has let the black community down, and he has let me down.’”
dwight.tillery  john.cranley  cincinnati  politics 
january 2017 by taestell
​Cranley draws criticism over emails to Chicago mayor on police chief’s firing
"The emails [...] show Cranley speaking candidly about his role in [former Police Chief] Blackwell’s firing, which he insisted at the time was City Manager Harry Black’s decision. Under Cincinnati’s charter, only the city manager has the power to hire and fire city employees."
john.cranley  harry.black  jeffrey.blackwell  cincinnati  politics 
december 2016 by taestell
​Cincinnati City Council will consider ordinance that could help streetcar, north-south traffic move faster
"Cranley has been skeptical of changing downtown’s traffic signal system, which has not been altered in 20 years. His campaign manager, Jay Kincaid, took to Twitter last week and proclaimed that making changes that would help the streetcar better meet its schedule was 'elitism.'"
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  john.cranley 
december 2016 by taestell
Who’s on Board?
"Roughly $32,000 of the more than $1 million Cranley raised for his mayoral campaign came from 40 individuals who were later appointed to boards, and another $16,000 came from the spouses or parents of those appointees."
cincinnati  john.cranley  harry.black  government 
october 2016 by taestell
Newest MSD bombshell threatens to burn Cranley, Black
"The mayor didn’t do himself any favors Wednesday by either orchestrating or allowing his allies on council to shut down a special meeting whose purpose was to get more answers about the alleged threat."
john.cranley  harry.black  cincinnati  hamilton.county  msd 
june 2016 by taestell
The Enquirer's 'Agenda' and the Dennison Hotel
"Cranley says he wants to stay out of the Dennison situation and let the 'free market' decide the building’s fate. But in a historic district like the one the Dennison occupies, that’s exactly what the Historic Conservation Board is supposed to do."
cincinnati  downtown  dennison.hotel  john.cranley  enquirer 
april 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati's streetcar could stop during major Cincinnati events as Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber considers moving Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
"The organizers of all seven events pledged to work with the city and SORTA to make sure their events and the streetcar have a complementary relationship. For example, nearly 40 percent of participants in the Flying Pig are not from Cincinnati, so they could use it to get around the event, said organizer Iris Simpson Bush."
cincystreetcar  john.cranley  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2016 by taestell
Using under-the-radar PAC, Cranley quietly pushes political goals
"The PAC also paid thousands of dollars to Cranley's chief of staff for consulting fees, reimbursed the mayor for travel expenses to a Hillary Clinton campaign event, and funneled campaign money to numerous state and local races."
politics  cincinnati  john.cranley  pac 
march 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley tries to get the band back together for 2017
"Cranley's press office issued a news release that quoted him accusing council of raising property taxes, a dishonest accusation tailor-made for use in the 2017 campaign. Only in a tea party meeting or a remedial math class would someone argue that setting the property tax at 5.6 mills in 2016 and then setting it at the same 5.6 mills rate in 2017 constitutes a tax increase."
john.cranley  politics  cincinnati 
january 2016 by taestell
Cranley: Streetcar ‘going to end up like Kenwood Towne Place’
In 2013, John Cranley predicted that the Cincinnati Streetcar would end up like the then-stalled Kenwood Towne Place development.
john.cranley  cincystreetcar 
january 2016 by taestell
Why Isn't This Man Smiling?
"According to Seelbach, the shouting hasn’t stopped since Cranley won the election. For a while, he says, the mayor practically had him on speed dial. 'He was calling me at 10 o’clock at night, once a week, yelling and screaming about something,' says Seelbach. Finally, 'I had to hang up on him one night.'"
chris.seelbach  cincinnati  john.cranley  politics 
december 2015 by taestell
John Cranley’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month
"Even his own party didn’t absolve him. Tim Burke, chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, said the loss was directly attributable to people’s reaction to Cranley. Without Cranley’s backing, he said, the parks levy would have passed."
john.cranley  cincinnati  politics 
november 2015 by taestell
How Cincinnati's parks levy failed and everything else you need to know about Tuesday's election in Ohio and Kentucky
“‘I love it when the grassroots kicks the butts of the big money folks,’ said Councilwoman Yvette Simpson, a member of the City Council majority opposing the measure.”
cincinnati.parks  cincinnati  issue.22  john.cranley  politics  yvette.simpson 
november 2015 by taestell
​Cincinnati parks director on levy projects cost estimate: ‘I don’t know if you can even call it ballpark’
“Each day brings more revelations about the mayor’s ‘transformative plans’ for our city parks. Parks director Carden acknowledged to me that the park board has no detailed plans for the projects on Mayor Cranley’s list and has no idea where the cost figures came from.”
cincinnati.parks  willie.carden  john.cranley  cincinnati 
october 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati park levy supporters: City Council will get a say on projects
"Opponents say the mayor will be given too much authority over what projects are selected and funded. Supporters say a reading of state law, the city charter and the charter amendment should settle the issue and allay opponents’ fears. But the anti-levy group, Save Our Parks, does not agree with supporters’ interpretation of the law or its practical political implications."
cincinnati.parks  john.cranley  politics 
october 2015 by taestell
Luken out, Rhoads in for Cincinnati park levy debate
"The Enquirer asked Mayor John Cranley, a leader of the pro-levy effort, to take part, but Kamrass said the mayor would only participate if he wasn’t on the stage at the same time as the opposition and if he went last. The opposing side objected to the latter condition."
john.cranley  cincinnati.parks  cincinnati  politics  debates 
october 2015 by taestell
Cranley says police chief search should wait for next mayor
Candidate Cranley in 2013: "The decision for a police chief is a momentous one. I do think it’s a huge issue. In an ideal world, the next mayor would be able to be instrumental in that decision."
john.cranley  cincinnati  politics 
september 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati Police Chief Blackwell: I wasn’t told why I was fired, and I will sue
"Former Cincinnati police chief Jeffrey Blackwell said he never had the support of Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Harry Black, was not told why he was fired and plans to sue the city over his termination."
harry.black  john.cranley  cincinnati  politics  jeffrey.blackwell 
september 2015 by taestell
Cranley: Time to look at condos at the Banks
“‘They should reconsider that as a condo site,’ Cranley said. [...] But Dan McCarthy, project executive for the Banks lead developer, Carter, said there has never been any conversation about switching the use for the site.”
john.cranley  the.banks  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
august 2015 by taestell
Cranley’s ugly win allows him to keep a pocket veto power
"Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley ensured on Monday that he will keep the power of pocket veto. But it's fair to wonder whether a victory that further alienated him from his fellow Democrats and scuttled a long-time ally’s major legislative priority was worth it."
pocket.veto  politics  john.cranley  cincinnati 
august 2015 by taestell
​Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board appointee Shree Kulkarni had years-long dispute with panel, donated to Cranley
“Kulkarni’s dispute with the Historic Conservation Board began in 2012 when he asked for permission to demolish 309 W. Fifth St., a structure within the Fourth Street Historic District that he intended to rehabilitate. He already had torn down the structure adjacent to it, 305 W. Fifth St.”
shree.kulkarni  john.cranley  historic.preservation  cincinnati  urban.development 
august 2015 by taestell
Opinion: City needs spending plan, not just a park tax
”First, it seems perhaps misleading to call this a ‘park tax.’ Many of the items in this plan have little to do with parks and raise the question if they might be pet projects. [...] In the current proposal, it appears the Park Board/Foundation only get a portion of the revenues, the rest controlled by the mayor and city council, etc.”
cincinnati.parks  cincinnati  john.cranley 
august 2015 by taestell
Central Parkway bike lane – not a disaster
"As a bicycle rider I very much appreciate the lane as it significantly reduces the stress of trying to share a lane with those same drivers in a rush to speed to the next red light. A disaster would be a bicycle/car accident."
john.cranley  biking  cincinnati  bike.lanes  transportation 
june 2015 by taestell
​Cranley will lead property tax increase effort for parks
"The tax levy also could fund the construction of Wasson Way, a backstop in the event that the city does not receive a federal TIGER grant to build out the bike and hike trail, which will run from Avondale to Wooster Road and pass through eight city neighborhoods and two other municipalities."
john.cranley  cincinnati  parks  cincinnati.parks  wasson.way 
june 2015 by taestell
​Cincinnati city manager ignores City Council budget requests
“In November, council unanimously agreed that when Black and his staff wrote the 2016 budget, which goes into effect July 1, he should include $1.5 million for reducing homelessness and another $1.5 million to boost ‘gainful employment.’”
cincinnati  harry.black  john.cranley  politics 
may 2015 by taestell
Streetcar opponents just can't seem to 'move on'
"Homewood/Hampton Suites ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gorgeously renovated old Enquirer Building? Check. Mayor bashes the streetcar. Presentation on new Open Data Cincinnati portal? Check. Mayor bashes the streetcar."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  john.cranley 
april 2015 by taestell
Will Cranley ride the streetcar?
"Many also want to know whether the mayor will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the streetcar, which is scheduled to open to passengers in mid-September 2016. Cranley said he'll wait and see what his schedule will be like then."
john.cranley  cincystreetcar  cincinnati 
april 2015 by taestell
Cranley: $100 million development planned near Medpace in Madisonville
"But Luke Brockmeier, president of the Madisonville Community Council, said the road was added to the Eastern Corridor project at the last minute, indicating it simply is a gift to the developer, RBM Development Co., and could make traffic worse, depending on the configuration. The community council opposes the road, which would cut through green space around John P. Parker School, a pre-kindergarten through 6th grade school."
john.cranley  cincinnati  madisonville  roads 
january 2015 by taestell
Cranley: Hotel, restaurants, offices coming to Madisonville
"The deal would include expanding Duck Creek Road through part of the John P. Parker School property."
cincinnati  john.cranley  infrastructure  roads 
january 2015 by taestell
Cranley, year 2: What's ahead for Cincinnati
"It's no secret that mass transit, walkable neighborhoods and bikes are attractive to millennials – the workers of the future – and Cranley ignores that population at the peril of our city."
john.cranley  cincinnati 
january 2015 by taestell
Will Xerox hammer Cincinnati drivers with parking tickets?
"...those who park at meters will see unprecedented levels of enforcement, said Cranley..."
john.cranley  parking  cincinnati 
january 2015 by taestell
​Commentary: Another December with unnecessary streetcar drama
"Maybe Mayor John Cranley needs to threaten to fire John Deatrick once a year just to get it out of his system."
john.cranley  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  politics 
january 2015 by taestell
Cranley aims to help city's poor - but at what cost?
" People Working Cooperatively, which does home repairs to help low-income elderly and veterans stay in their homes, is set to lose $150,000 – 8 percent of its block grant money. That means 300 people could have to go without heat or hot water this winter, the agency says."
john.cranley  cincinnati  poor  income.inequality 
october 2014 by taestell
Councilman Kevin Flynn: Cranley plan will fund streetcar startup, but contingency also an option
"Cranley's plan is expected to include revenue from a new Over-the-Rhine on-street residential parking permit program and increased parking rates and hours at meters in Over-the-Rhine."
john.cranley  kevin.flynn  cincystreetcar 
october 2014 by taestell
How often does Cincinnati's streetcar have to run? We'll have to read between the lines
"Cranley has said he will propose a complete plan within the next month to pay for streetcar operations, including additional parking meters and a residential parking permit program in Over-the-Rhine as well as other unidentified sources of revenue. He has said his plan will 'support the initial frequency' contemplated by planners."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  john.cranley 
october 2014 by taestell
Cincinnati city manager nominee weighs in on tax incentives, budget and what he’ll do if Cranley tells him to fire someone
"Mayor John Cranley nominated Harry Black, the finance director in the city of Baltimore, to be Cincinnati’s next city manager. Black, who is expected to start Sept. 8 and make $240,000 a year, sat down with me for 30 minutes on Thursday afternoon."
harry.black  cincinnati  politics  city.manager  john.cranley 
august 2014 by taestell
Cranley: Opposition to Brent Spence Bridge tolls 'odd'
"[Cranley] told regional political, business and transportation leaders at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments' annual luncheon on Tuesday that the Tea Party's opposition to tolls is 'odd.' [...] Cranley said during a mayoral debate in September that he did not support tolls for the project, and wanted federal money to be used for the bridge instead of the city's streetcar project. However, he said Tuesday it may take tolls to get the bridge project done."
brent.spence.bridge  john.cranley  cincinnati  interstates  infrastructure  transportation 
june 2014 by taestell
What’s the hurry on city budget?
The Enquirer asks why Mayor John Cranley and city council are pushing to finalize a city budget weeks before the deadline, and analyzes some of the bizarre decisions made during the budgeting process.
cincinnati  john.cranley  budget 
june 2014 by taestell
Young City Dwellers and Political Agency
Why are states like Ohio rejecting the very people they need most?
used.my.photos  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  ohio  john.cranley 
march 2014 by taestell
Is the Fourth and Race apartment deal falling apart?
Mayor John Cranely seeks to kill the new 4th & Race apartment tower in Downtown Cincinnati, repeating his favorite piece of campaign rhetoric: "I think it’s time that we start prioritizing neighborhoods."
john.cranley  cincinnati 
march 2014 by taestell
CityBeat's February 2013 Q&A with John Cranley
CityBeat: "Another part of the [parking] plan is it’s expanding hours. Do you think that might hurt nightlife in Downtown?"

Cranley: "Of course it’s going to hurt restaurants, nightlife and the Cincinnati Reds, not to mention the neighborhoods — Hyde Park, Mount Lookout, Clifton. They’re going to pay higher meters so they can pay off their friends to build luxury apartments in downtown. The equity of this is awful."
john.cranley  citybeat  cincinnati 
february 2014 by taestell
New parking deal: Much of the pain without the one-time windfall
The parking deal proposed by John Cranley has all of the pain but none of the gain compared to the plan proposed by Mark Mallory's administration.
john.cranley  parking  cincinnati  automobiles 
february 2014 by taestell
Where will Cincinnati cut in order to afford more cops?
Mayor John Cranley wants to spend an additional $5 million on hiring more police, but doesn't specify which other city departments would suffer cuts as a result.
john.cranley  cincinnati  public.safety  budget 
february 2014 by taestell
Cranley’s Contribution Loophole
In 2007, the Cincinnati Beacon wrote about a "loophole" which they claim John Cranley exploited to receive additional campaign contributions.
john.cranley  michael.earl.patton  cincinnati.beacon  politics  cincinnati 
december 2013 by taestell
Cincinnati to restart streetcar project
"However, Cranley's anti-streetcar coalition began to waver in the face of vocal support for the project. Flynn said he heard from a lot of people in the past two weeks who were previously against the streetcar but had come to feel it should be completed. The grassroots group Believe in Cincinnati signed up hundreds of volunteers who collected 11,000 signatures – if valid, almost twice as many as needed – in just eight days for a charter amendment to force the streetcar to go forward."
john.cranley  kevin.flynn  cincinnati  cincystreetcar 
december 2013 by taestell
Council splits over spending of $50 million
In 2002, John Cranley used a one-time $50 million cash windfall on "neighborhood projects" instead of using it to plug the hole in the city's pension fund
cincinnati  john.cranley 
december 2013 by taestell
Localizing Operating Costs for Streetcar Sets Dangerous Precedent
"The health and success of Downtown and Uptown is critically important to the overall health and success of the entire city. While many residents may believe that too much is invested in those areas, the reality is that those eight neighborhoods pay far more in taxes than they ever receive."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  john.cranley 
december 2013 by taestell
FTA won't extend streetcar deadline
“And, indeed, as we reiterated with Mayor Cranley today, those [operating] operating costs do not need to be identified until construction on the streetcar has been completed, meaning the mayor can utilize the next two years to identify those sources.”
john.cranley  rail  transit  cincinnati  cincystreetcar 
december 2013 by taestell
Council members: Mayor's first week was divisive
"On Nov. 27, The Cincinnati Enquirer said it was concerned Mayor Cranley was not reigning in his “dictatorial tendencies” in order to be “diplomatic, respectful and collaborative.” We agree."
cincinnati  john.cranley  politics  chris.seelbach  yvette.simpson  wendell.young 
december 2013 by taestell
December 2, 2013: The Day Chaos Ruled City Hall
December 2, 2013 may have been one of the most chaotic and confusing days at City Hall in Cincinnati's history. It was the first day of work for the new mayor and council, and things got off to a tumultuous start with eight hours of deliberations over the streetcar project.
Cincinnati  politics  cincystreetcar  john.cranley  streetcars 
december 2013 by taestell
Cranley to Dohoney: Resign or be fired
"During the campaign, Cranley said Dohoney would be invited to interview for the city manager’s job."
john.cranley  politics  cincinnati  milton.dohoney 
november 2013 by taestell
Cranley: No referendum on streetcar cancellation ordinance
Mayor-elect John Cranley reverses his position and says he will not allow a referendum on the streetcar project.
john.cranley  cincystreetcar  rail  streetcars 
november 2013 by taestell
Enquirer readers to John Cranley: Save the streetcar
"The vast, vast majority have the same message: Save the streetcar. This is the most emails so far on any single topic using the Enquirer’s tool, which we introduced about a year ago."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  rail  john.cranley 
november 2013 by taestell
Could a Mayor Cranley still kill the streetcar?
"If Cranley’s suggestion sounds familiar, it is. In 2011, Gov. John Kasich said he’d ask the feds to use the $400 million in intercity rail money given to Ohio to re-establish passenger train service between Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland for something else. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood promptly gave it to other states."
john.kasich  john.cranley  cincinnati  politics  cincystreetcar  election2013  streetcars 
november 2013 by taestell
Cranley Helped Paycor Move 450 to 500 Jobs out of Cincinnati
John Cranley helped Paycor move hundreds of jobs from Cincinnati to Norwood, and then accepted the maximum campaign contribution allowed by law from Paycor's CEO.
john.cranley  paycor  norwood  cincinnati 
october 2013 by taestell
John Cranley's Corporate Bio
Cincinnati mayor-elect John Cranley's bio for Keating Muething & Klekamp.
john.cranley  kmk 
october 2013 by taestell
Big-box retailing splits Oakley, city
In 2002, the Enquirer called John Cranley "an enthusiastic supporter" of this plan to build big box stores and strip malls in a prime urban location. Cranley also stated "beggars can't be choosers" regarding the quality of the design.
john.cranley  cincinnati  urban.development  urbanism  urban.planning 
october 2013 by taestell
CityBeat: Roxanne Qualls for Mayor
"While Cranley’s campaign has done all it can to undermine Cincinnati’s urban core and instead measure the city’s vast priorities in a black-and-white scale of downtown vs. neighborhoods, Qualls has repeatedly stated that she will invest where the return is greatest and resources are most necessary. That’s not just a good idea for the mayor; it’s the common sense approach that everyone should embrace."
citybeat  cincinnati  election2013  john.cranley  roxanne.qualls 
october 2013 by taestell
Cranley’s Latest Attack on Qualls Deemed Invalid
"For Cranley, the concerns suggest a contradiction to his previously touted beliefs about the streetcar."
john.cranley  roxanne.qualls  cincinnati  politics  election2013  cincystreetcar  real.estate 
october 2013 by taestell
Cincy Mayor Candidate John Cranley: Stop Streetcar Now, in Case I’m Elected
John Cranley's proposal to cancel the Cincinnati Streetcar (which is already under construction) "might be the worst idea ever floated by a mayoral hopeful," according to StreetsBlog.
john.cranley  cincinnati  politics  transportation  transit  cincystreetcar  streetcars 
october 2013 by taestell
Cliff Radel: Mind manners
"It belongs to Councilman John Cranley. It's his middle finger. And he used it to give a one-finger salute."
john.cranley  politics 
october 2013 by taestell
John Cranley gets GOP nomination
He takes the Republican stance on every issue, so why not?
cincinnati  election2013  john.cranley  politics  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Bad Budget Ideas Confound Public Discourse
"By going on and on with their disproven ideas, politicians are not just ignoring reality and their own hypocrisies; they also complicate public discourse in a way that misleads the public into thinking there truly are easy options."
cincinnati  politics  john.cranley  budget  government  government.spending  from instapaper
april 2013 by taestell

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